RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Missouri artist Rebekah Nastav has been named the winner of the 2013 Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest. Her winning entry featuring a snow goose standing on the shore will now grace Nevada's 2013-2014 State Duck Stamp.
The contest, sponsored by the Nevada Waterfowl Association (NWA) and sanctioned by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), drew a total of 17 entries from 15 states. All of the winning entries can be viewed on the NDOW website at www.ndow.org/wild/stamp/
The subject of this year's contest was the snow goose. A North American species of goose, its name derives from the typically white plumage. Snow geese that migrate through Nevada are part of the Western Arctic Population of Lesser Snow Geese.
The Nevada Duck Stamp sells for $10 and is required to be purchased by any person who hunts migratory birds in Nevada. Stamps can also be purchased by collectors and the general public to support Nevada wildlife and habitat conservation efforts. A limited number of Conservation Edition prints may also be issued, and are available for fundraising for wildlife-related and other conservation organizations.