Submission deadline nears for the California Waterfowl photo contest
Open to California residents, the contest was designed to encourage hunters to share a day in the field with a non-hunter, as a way to open dialog about hunting and the positive influence hunters have on conservation efforts of wetlands and waterfowl.
"Studies have shown that the best advocates for hunting are hunters themselves," said Robert McLandress, California Waterfowl president.
To enter, one licensed hunter teams up with a non-hunting participant to capture images afield of hunters, dogs, decoys, waterfowl and wetland wildlife, and food and family.
Prizes include photography equipment as well as a Benelli shotgun and will be awarded in amateur and professional photographer categories this year.The deadline to submit photos either online or by mail is March 15. Complete contest rules and information on entering can be found on the California Waterfowl Assn. website.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Last year's first-place winning entry in Hunters and Dogs, "What a Joy to See Your Dog Bring in the Bird.” Credit: Philip Robertson with Rodger Benadom
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