New Hawai‘i Hunting Stamps Feature Birds
The new 2022-23 state hunting stamps feature birds — one brought to the islands in 1923 and the other a Hawai‘i native.
Winners of the 2022-23 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp Art Contest were recently announced by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife.
Timothy Turenne had the winning image for the new Game Bird stamp. Turenne’s winning submission features the chukar, a popular game bird native to Asia and eastern Europe. Chukars were brought to the islands in 1923 and can be found in high-elevation shrub-land areas.
Turenne has won more than 20 art stamp contests since becoming a full-time wildlife artist in 2006. Many of his conservation stamp prints can be viewed online.
An image by Joanna Maney was selected for this year’s Conservation stamp. It features ʻiʻiwi, which are native to Hawaiʻi.
Maney has been painting and selling Hawaiian wildlife artwork locally since 2018. A lifelong artist and bird lover, she won her very first art contest with a bird illustration at the age of 6. Maney has participated in volunteer and bird rehab programs since her early teens and became enamored with native species in Hawaiʻi after first seeing an ‘i‘iwi in 2017.
These two stamps will be available for the new 2022-23 hunting season.
The Conservation stamp is required on the state hunting license and the Game Bird stamp is required for those intending to hunt game birds. Funds from sales of these stamps go into the State Wildlife Revolving Fund to support wildlife populations and habitat management and manage hunting programs throughout the state.
Both stamps will be available July 1 to wildlife stamp collectors by calling 808-587-0166 or visiting the Division of Forestry and Wildlife office in Honolulu.
The Division of Forestry and Wildlife thanks all the wildlife artists who submitted entries for this year’s stamp contest.