May 2018 Issue – By Barbara Crown, Editor-in-Chief
Hunting Report subscribers know we are supporters of International Wildlife Crimestoppers (IWC), an association of wildlife resource officers dedicated to stopping all poaching activities through information exchange while also educating the public on the difference between sustainable use and poaching. We can’t imagine any of our readers would not support that mission, so we’re telling you about an opportunity to help IWC while also collecting some great wildlife art.
Wildlife artist Grant Hacking has created two original paintings for an IWC fundraiser. Eagle Valley portrays two American bald eagles taking flight from their aerie, based on a photo of a rehabilitated eagle released by a Maine game warden. The other, Leopard Valley, celebrates Africa’s elusive big cat. A limited number of 25 signed and numbered canvas giclées have been produced of each work and are available for purchase on the IWC website at http://wildlifecrimestoppers.org.
Hacking is originally from South Africa and now lives in New Hampshire. He was named 2018 Editor’s Choice award winner by Western Art Collector magazine. His work is known in the art world, usually selling between $5,000 and $10,000, with one piece recently fetching $35,000. All the proceeds from sales of Leopard Valley and Eagle Valley will be used to promote the IWC’s mission.