Winning Entry for Minnesota’ 2012 Wild Turkey Stamp.


A painting of three turkeys near a deer shed by Steven Trofka of Maple Grove will be featured on Minnesota’s 2012 Wild Turkey Stamp. His design was chosen from among 24 entries in a contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

This is first time Trofka has won the annual turkey stamp contest.

Eleven entries advanced to the second stage of judging, from which five finalists were selected

Winning entry, click to enlarge.

during the contest held Jan. 6 at DNR Headquarters in St. Paul. The second place finalist was Donald Blakney of Princeton. David Chapman of Minnetonka placed third.

An artist whose work is selected for a Minnesota fish or wildlife stamp receives no compensation from the DNR, but does retain reproduction and marketing rights.

The Minnesota Wild Turkey Stamp was authorized by the 1996 Minnesota Legislature at the request of turkey hunters. Stamp revenue is used for wild turkey management and research. Revenues from stamp sales are dedicated to the development, restoration, maintenance and preservation of wild turkey habitat in Minnesota.

 
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“A Day on the Ice”, click for more information.

Second Place in Minnesota DNR’s first Walleye Stamp Competition in 2008, click to enlarge.

Click on the links for information on U.S. Patents held by Steven Trofka

http://www.patentbuddy.com/Inventor/Trofka-Steven-James/6173621

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2006/0105667.html

Second Place Finalist of the 1st Minnesota DNR Walleye Stamp Competition.

In October of 2008 the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources held the first ever Minnesota Walleye Stamp competition. Because this was the very first walleye stamp competition, some of Minnesota’s best, and well known wildlife artists entered.

The original artwork for these prints was painted for this competition. Steven Trofka’s design finished 2nd place out of 42 entries. In the final judging there was only a one point difference between 1st and 2nd place.

A Popular Print for People who love Ice Fishing.

“A Day on the Ice” was painted in 2007 by Steven Trofka for the long time member of the “Ice Team”, Mark Stevens.

Since making reproduction prints of this art available it has been increasing in popularity and notoriety among ice fishing aficionados.

Full color, reproduction giclee prints on museum quality paper sell for $65 each. Size 20 inches by 16 inches. Signed and numbered with a limited reproduction run of only 2500 prints.

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Other Walleye Art Available

From Steven Trofka

Other Good and Fun Stuff coming soon.

This walleye artwork was used for a feature article in the October 20ll issue of FLW Outdoors Walleye Magazine.

Click image to enlarge and for order information.



This art was a Forth Place

Finalist out of 23 entries in Minnesota DNR’s Trout and Salmon Stamp Competition

for 2000.

 

Brown trout artwork is featured on the cover of Rogue Rods 2012 fishing rod catalog.

Most artwork on this website is available for licensing. Please email me for more information.

Walleye Art is used by one of the most popular fishing magazines in the country.