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Michigan DNR centennial edition deer patch design contest

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking artists to sharpen their pencils and prepare their paints to submit designs for the special DNR centennial edition 2021 deer management cooperator patch.

The Michigan deer management cooperator patch, given to those who bring their harvested deer to a DNR check station, has been a popular collector’s item for hunters since the early 1970s.

This year’s patch will commemorate the DNR’s centennial, which the department is celebrating throughout 2021. Learn more at Michigan.gov/DNRCentennial.

Design submissions for the 2021 deer management cooperator patch are due April 23.

Anyone can enter the contest. Entries must be designed using the centennial template and must portray white-tailed deer or white-tailed deer hunting in a Michigan habitat. The work must be original and submitted by the artist.

Complete contest information and submission guidelines are available at Michigan.gov/Deer under Cooperator patches. This year’s contest winner will be contacted in early June.