By Lars Dalseide | September 27 2011 07:53

Fairfax, Virginia - Like hundreds of youths across the country, nine-year-old John Michael O'Barr of Odenville, Alabama stormed into the 2011 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest Contest with a mighty Grizzly Roar. Elegantly drawn on a single sheet of paper, this fourth grader brings to life one of the last things you want to see when hiking about in the great outdoors.

We won't know how John's Grizzly stacks up against the rest of Category II (reserved for fourth through sixth graders) until all the entries arrive, but I wouldn't hesitate to put that monster on my wall.

The Youth Wildlife Art Contest is open to all 1st through 12th grade students. Just make sure that your drawing/painting/etching/other depicts an animal that's legal to hunt in North America, that there's a self-addressed stamped return envelope included and that your entry arrives here at NRA Headquarters (11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030) by the November 1, 2011 contest deadline.

Still have questions about entering? Check out the Youth Wildlife Art Contest website at or email us at

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