The painting by Nick Reitzel of Karlstad is of two walleye, one chasing minnows and the other hitting a jig, the state Department of Natural Resources said.
 
The winning design was chosen last week from among 40 entries in a contest sponsored by the DNR.
 
This is the fifth DNR wildlife stamp contest Reitzel has won. He also won the 2002 and 2008 pheasant, 2001 trout and salmon and 2001 turkey stamp contests.
 
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 stamp will add $5 to the cost of 2009 fishing licenses for those who choose to buy it, although it is not required to catch walleye legally.
 
Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to walleye stocking and other directly related activities. PAUL WALSH