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Lake City, Minnesota – Wild Wings, LLC, a leading publisher of fine art, announces that Michael Sieve has been named the “2009 Artist of the Year” for the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), a national non-profit organization committed to the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitats. MDF’s 2009 National Convention is one of the combined events at the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 5-8, 2009.

Sieve will be available at the Wild Wings booth Friday, Feb. 6, to meet event attendees, personalize artwork and share the inspiration behind the featured painting, “Busted Bachelors-Mule Deer.” The original oil painting will be available for sale during the Live Auction on Thursday night, Feb. 5, 2009.

Recognized as one of America’s foremost wildlife artists, Sieve’s original paintings can be found in collections throughout the world and have been featured in some of the finest wildlife and nature publications. A passionate sportsman, conservationist and artist, Sieve’s artwork generates a unique connection with his collectors.

Sponsored by Cabela’s, a limited edition canvas reproduction of Michael Sieve’s painting, “Busted Bachelors-Mule Deer” will be available at local MDF banquets throughout the 2009 fund-raising year.

A partner in conservation since 1968,  Wild Wings grew out of a love for the great outdoors and a desire to share that interest with others. The company is the country’s leading publisher, distributor and licensor of nature art and gifts, representing more than forty nationally recognized artists. Wild Wings published its first limited edition art print in 1970 and mailed its first catalog in 1971. Today, Wild Wings continues to lead the industry in nature-related product development and innovation. Wild Wings’ corporate headquarters are located in Lake City, Minn.

About MDF (www.muledeer.org)

The Mule Deer Foundation is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization, with over 12,000 members. MDF’s mission is to ensure the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitats. MDF is dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer habitat (including land and easement acquisitions) resulting in self-sustaining, healthy, free ranging and huntable deer populations; encouraging and supporting responsible wildlife management with government agencies, private organizations and landowners; promoting public education and scientific research related to mule deer and wildlife management; supporting and encouraging responsible and ethical behavior and awareness of issues among those whose actions affect mule deer; and acknowledging regulated hunting as a viable component of mule deer and black-tailed deer conservation.

For information about the Mule Deer Foundation please call 888-375-DEER (3337).

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