08/03/18 – TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PU‘U WA‘AWA‘A FOREST RESERVE HUNT

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Main, News Releases, State Parks
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release
DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE 
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release August 3, 2018 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PU‘U WA‘AWA‘A FOREST RESERVE HUNT

 (Hilo) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces the temporary closure of the public archery hunt in the youth and disabled area and makai section of the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve.

This is being done as a safety precaution due to the active wildland fire in and around the Pu‘u Anahulu game management area.

The fire has burned over 10,000 acres since Wednesday, and several road closures remain in effect. The hunt will remain closed until the fire is contained, and safe public access to the hunting area is restored.

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Media contact:

AJ McWhorter

DLNR Communications Specialist

Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

dlnr.comms@hawaii.gov

aj.mcwhorter@hawaii.gov

808-587-0396 (Communications Office)

808-587-0418 (Direct Line)

www.dlnr.hawaii.gov