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'Why I Hunt'/'Why I Trap' photo/essay contest

We want to hear from you!

Are you new to hunting or trapping?
Have you been hunting or trapping for years and you’d like to share your story?

DEC is looking for hunters and trappers to share their stories about why they hunt or trap.
Whether it is to feed your family, family tradition, the connection with nature, or any other reason, we’d like to hear about what motivates you to head afield.

DEC is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness and encourages entries from people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and genders.

Winners’ essays and photos will appear in the 2021-2022 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide, which is read by over 500,000 people each year!
All photo submissions may be used at a future time in DEC publications, media, and outreach materials.

All submissions must be received by January 31, 2021.

1. Contact Information *This question is required.
2. Are you 18 years of age or older?
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3. For your submission to be accepted, you must have you parent or guardian sign the box below. *This question is required.
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