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The pronghorn is the subject of Wyoming Game and Fish Department's annual Collectible Conservation Stamp Art Show this year. (Photo by Mark Gocke/WGFD)

Submission open for Game and Fish Art Show
CHEYENNE - One of Wyoming's most inaccurate will be ineligible to win a mone- and hunters. Game and Fish now issues coniconic big game species - the pronghorn tary award and may only be eligible to earn servation stamps electronically.
- is the subject of the Wyoming Game and honorable mention recognition. All artwork
The pronghorn is one of more than 800
Fish's 38th annual Collectible Conservation must be the artist's original creation. Any species of wildlife managed by Game and
Stamp Art Show. The deadline to submit artwork recognized as a copy will be ineligible Fish. Pronghorn are found in every county
entries is 5 p.m. March 1. An open house for a prize.
in the state, typically in sagebrush habitat.
and awards ceremony to announce
They are known for their speed and
the winners is planned to take place
impeccable eyesight. They have the
in the spring.
body shape of a deer, weighing 90
FOR THE COMPLETE RULEBOOK
to 150 pounds with long legs, a
The winning image will be feaFOR THE 38TH ANNUAL WYOMING
short tail, long snout and hollow,
tured on the 2022 collectible conGAME AND FISH COLLECTIBLE
tan hair. Pronghorn have white
servation stamp.
Each painting - no photostripes on their necks and addiCONSERVATION STAMP ART SHOW
graphs accepted - will be carefully
tional white markings on the face,
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evaluated by Game and Fish biolostomach and rump. Both males and
WGFD/MEDIA/CONTENT/PDF/GET%20
gists for anatomical accuracy of the
females have a pair of horns on the
INVOLVED/2022-RULEBOOK.PDF
animal and ecological correctness
top of the head. Horns on males
of any habitat. Judges will evaluate
are larger, reaching up to 12 inches
entries based on hair coloration,
long. At the front of the horn is a
presentation of eyes and head shape, horn
The fee is $30 per entry. The top five small notch or prong that points forward,
shape and habitat.
receive a monetary reward, including $3,500 hence the animal's name.
" The uniqueness of this animal will be for the winner.
Wyoming's pronghorn have the longest
challenging, and we're excited to see how
For the second year, the winning stamp documented migration of any species in
artists approach the subject, " said Margaret will be offered as a collectors' item, which the lower 48, spanning 150 miles each way
James, who organizes the contest for Game can be purchased through the Game and Fish between Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin
and Fish.
Store. Past winners had their work printed and Grand Teton National Park.
Entries determined to be biologically on conservation stamps required for anglers - Robert Gagliardi, WGFD
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