Artists and Wild Life Lovers Wanted to Design DNR Deer Management Patch

Artists are encouraged to submit designs for the 50th Anniversary Michigan DNR Deer Management Cooperator Patch.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lansing, MI — April 9, 2022

In a tradition that began in Michigan during the early 1970s, successful dear hunters that report their harvest of a whitetail deer receive a commemorative patch courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources(DNR).

Artists are being solicited to design the 50th Anniversary Deer Management Cooperator Patch. A true collector’s item, the patch is a coveted piece of memorabilia for Michigan sportsmen. Design submissions for the contest are due by April 29, 2022.

Contest Guidelines

Wildlife Division

Attn: Emilie O’Grady

525 W Allegan St., Lansing, MI 48933

  • Submissions must include the artist’s name, mailing address, and phone number.
  • Anyone can enter the contest. Children under the age of 13 need a parental permission signature on the back of their submitted artwork to be eligible.
  • Work must be original and submitted by the artist.
  • Entries must be rectangular and no larger than 3” x 4”.
  • Designs must portray white-tailed deer or white-tailed deer hunting in a Michigan habitat.
  • No more than 5 colors may be used in designs.
  • Please remember that these designs will be stitched out on a patch, heavily detailed designs will not be able to print correctly.
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources logo must be included in the design.
  • The following text must be included within the design: Successful Hunter, 50th Anniversary Deer Patch 2022,
  • The winner will be contacted in early June.
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold the rights to all submitted artwork.

If you have questions about the contest? Please contact Emilie O’Grady, 517-284-9453.