N.D. Junior Duck Stamp Contest winner:
A colored-pencil drawing of canvasbacks by Mark Staples of Harwood, N.D., was named as “Best of Show” winner in this year’s North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest. A junior at West Fargo High School, Staples, 17, estimates he spent about 50 hours working on his winning entry. Sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the North Dakota contest this year drew 1,184 entries. Staples’ winning artwork now will compete at the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, where the winning entry will be made into a Junior Duck Stamp that is sold for $5 to support conservation education programs.
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