DE resident wins MD Black Bear Stamp Design Contest

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A Delaware resident wins an annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources stamp contest. Steve Oliver of New Castle won the 22nd Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest for his painting depicting a “lone black bear sitting on the edge of a creek with the first hints of fall.” Oliver is used to it by now, He’s won the contest 8 times since first entering in 2000. Proceeds from the sale of Black Bear Conservation Stamps and other related items are used to compensate Maryland farmers experiencing damage caused by black bears.