Hawaiʻi Hunting Stamp Contest Winners Announced
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife reviewed all the entries for the 2019 to 2020 Hawai’i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp Art Contest and chose two winners.
The winners are:
Game Bird Stamp Winner – Carol Tredway. Carol is an award winning local artist. Her paintings are on display in Kona’s Glyph Gallery, which features the work of many talented Hawaiʻi artists. One of Tredwayʻs favorite subjects is birds in their natural habitat, both native and introduced. The Ring-necked pheasant is a popular game bird from Asia that was brought to Hawaiʻi in 1860 for hunting. The male bird has colorful plumage and varied patterns while the female has a subtle brown motif that allows her to blend into the brush. Their habitat is grassland from mountain to coastline. The painting depicts a pair that are traversing through the underbrush in a mountainous range where ʻōhelo berries grow.
Conservation Stamp Winner – Jessica Orfe. Animals are a primary focus in Orfe’s artwork. Her coloring-book style interactive mural ʻTopical Animalsʻ (2013) depicted the conflict between native and non-native species. Orfeʻs work ‘Mouflon Rouge,’ painted in layers of unmixed colors, portrays an introduced species that has acclimated to Hawaiʻi.
These two new stamps will be available for the new 2019 to 2020 hunting season.
The conservation stamp is required on the Hawai‘i State hunting license and the game bird hunting stamp is required for those intending to hunt game birds. Proceeds from sales of these stamps will go into the state wildlife revolving fund to support wildlife populations and habitats and to manage hunting in the state. Both stamps will be available on July 1 to wildlife stamp collectors. Collectors can get stamps by calling (808) 587-0166 or visiting the Division of Forestry and Wildlife office located at 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325 Honolulu, HI 96813.