06/24/14 – Pu‘u Ka Pele Forest Reserve Feral Cattle Control To Begin In JulyPosted on Jun 24, 2014 in Forestry & Wildlife, News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release June 24, 2014
PU‘U KA PELE FOREST RESERVE FERAL CATTLE CONTROL TO BEGIN IN JULY
LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I — The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of a feral cattle control in the Pu‘u Ka Pele Forest Reserve. As part of its core mission, the DOFAW is charged with protecting watershed areas from damage caused by feral cattle. To accomplish this, DOFAW requests the continued participation of the hunting community. The cattle control will begin on July 8 through August 28, 2014.
Permits will be limited and issued on a first-come, first-serve basis from the DOFAW Kaua‘i Branch office at 3060 ‘Eiwa Street Room 306, Lihu‘e, HI 96766. Hunters must present their 2014-15 Hawai‘i Hunting license when acquiring their permit. You may pick up a permit for someone else; however you must present their valid hunting license at the same time.
Control dates (three day slots): July 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, August 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28, 2014.
Fifty permits will be issued per three day slot. Bag limit will be two feral cattle per permit.
Cattle may be de-boned in the field, but participant must keep tail for identification.
Feral pig, feral goat, and black-tailed deer will be closed to hunting.
Hunters may sign up again after they have completed their hunt.
Hunters must sign-in and out at the Koke‘e Hunter Check station.
These actions are pursuant to Hawaii Administrative Rules 13-124-7, Indigenous, Endangered, Threatened, and Injurious Wildlife, and Introduced Wild Birds, and as authorized by Hawaii Revised Statutes; 183-19 Exclusion of Livestock From Forest Reserves, Game Management Areas, and Public Hunting Areas and Title 13, Chapter 123, Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting. All requirements contained in Hawai‘i Administrative Rules Chapter 13-123, Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting, shall apply to the cattle control, including use of hunter orange garment, legal firearms and ammunition, and lawful carriage of firearms.
For more information, please call the DOFAW Kauai Branch at (808) 274-3433.
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