In an effort to highlight more women who fish in New York state, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding their "WomenHuntFishNY" contest. The DEC is searching for women to take and share pictures of them fishing in waters across New York to help inspire other women to join in. According to News 10 ABC, the contest is open to all women through all aspects of fishing. As long as the photo shows that you are fishing safely, legally, and ethically.

The contest opens Monday, June 17th and runs through July 8th. The pictures can include freshwater and saltwater fishing, ice fishing, youth girls fishing, moms with their kids fishing and action shots like casting, reeling and catching a fish.

If you win, you will be featured on the DEC web page, all social media and other marketing campaigns to highlight and inspire other females to fish.

Get more information on the DEC website, HERE.