Wyoming Arts Council

Sander Canadensis the subject of Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art competition


Sander Canadensis

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Conservation Stamp Art competition continues to lead the country in state wildlife stamp art competitions in number of entries, prize money and quality of artwork. The winner will be reproduced on approximately 200,000 Conservation Stamps. The original piece of art becomes the property of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to be placed on permanent public display in the department’s Cheyenne headquarters office.

Conservation stamps originated in 1984 and almost all hunters and anglers in Wyoming must purchase the stamp yearly. Stamps are also purchased by collectors and purchasers of the Wyoming Conservation Stamp limited edition art prints.

2015 Subject — Sauger (Sander canadensis)

In Wyoming, sauger (Sander canadensis) are native to streams east of the Continental Divide. It is found today in the Wind-Bighorn River drainage and in the Tongue and Powder River drainages. In the early 1900s, it was found in the North Platte River, but is no longer found in that drainage. Wyoming’s state record sauger was caught out of Boysen Reservoir in Fremont County in 2007 and weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. The world record sauger was a 1971 catch from Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota and weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces.

Download 2015 Conservation Stamp Competition Rulebook

Applications accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

Deadline March 1, 2014

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