Wildlife artists David K. Hayes of Kailua and Carol Tredway of Holualoa, Hawaii island, created the winning designs for this season’s Hawaii Wildlife Conservation Stamp Contest. Their artwork adorns the $10 stamps required on state hunting licenses for the 2017-18 season.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife issued a call for entries in December, asking for paintings that portrayed hunting as a family activity.
Hayes’ winning entry, used on the game bird stamp, is an acrylic painting of a flying ring-necked pheasant in the foreground with a father and his son and daughter hunting with dogs in Kohala, Hawaii island. Hayes has exhibited his artwork at various venues and is part of the “Life of the Land” exhibit at Volcano Art Center on display through March 26.
In Tredway’s acrylic painting, to be used on the wildlife conservation stamp, a father and daughter are bow hunting near Puuanahulu, Hawaii island, with a ring-necked pheasant and grazing sheep in the background. Tredway’s art is on display at the Glyph Art Gallery in Holualoa.
Both artists received a $1,000 prize.
The conservation stamp is required on state hunting licenses, and the game bird stamp is required for those intending to hunt game birds. Funds from sales of the conservation stamps go into a state wildlife revolving fund to support wildlife populations and habitat as well as to manage hunting in the state.
The two new stamps are available for the 2017-18 hunting season at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife office, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325; or call 587-0166.