Effort pays off! 

After numerous entries into the Minnesota DNR’s Trout Stamp Contest, 2010 would be the year for the good doctor. Richard “Doc” Goodkind won the hearts and eyes of the judges as they selected his brook trout from 29 other entries to the contest. Goodkind’s oil painting displays the vibrant blue, red and orange hues associated with Minnesota’s only native trout, the Brook Trout. The Brookie, feeding on mayflies within the confines of a beaver pond, depicts a scene often run across by anglers fishing the cold water resources of Minnesota. Goodkind is an avid fly angler and was thrilled with his selection. 

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