08/14/14 – DLNR To Conduct Animal Control In Napali Coast State Park On Kauai Aug. 16-17Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Forestry & Wildlife, Hunter Ed, News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release August 14, 2014
DLNR TO CONDUCT ANIMAL CONTROL IN
NAPALI COAST STATE PARK ON KAUAI AUG. 16-17
Kalalau trail will be closed from Hanakoa to Kalalau to non-hunters
LIHU‘E — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will conduct a feral goat and feral pig control hunt on Aug.16 and 17 in the Napali Coast State Park –Hunting Unit G. The animal control is necessary for watershed protection purposes, pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123 (13-123-9).
The section of the Kalalau trail to Hanakapiai and Hanakapiai Falls will remain open to the public for hiking and will not be not affected by the animal control. However, the remainder of the trail to Hanakoa and Kalalau will be closed to non-control participants. The areas open to animal control will be between Ho‘olulu valley (4 miles) to Kalalau valley (11 miles) portions of Hunting Unit G.
Control permits will be free of charge, though limited and given on a first-come, first-serve basis from DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) office in Lihu‘e at 3060 ‘Eiwa St., Rm. 306, Lihu‘e, HI 96766. Camping permits will be $15 per person, per night. Interested participants need to show a valid Hawai‘i hunting license and will be required to sign a wildlife control permit agreement for individual voluntary services. Up to 60 participants will be allowed for each scheduled control period. No other camping permits will be issued for the animal control dates. Only selected hunters will be issued camping permits.
Animal control participants will be allowed to enter the Na Pali Coast State Park on the Friday prior to their assigned date. This will allow time to set up camp and scout the animal control area. Participants must provide their own round-trip transportation (via boat or by foot only; no helicopter transportation will be permitted). The year-round archery hunting will be limited to Hanakapiai valley during the scheduled animal control period.
The bag limit will be six goats and four pigs per participant; however three goats must be nannies (females).Participants will be permitted to use either muzzleloading or conventional rifles but may carry only one firearm on his/her person while participating. Title 13, Ch. 123 Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting shall apply to these control activities.
For additional information, call Division of Forestry and Wildlife Kaua‘i office at 274-3433
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