Forestry & Wildlife

(Honolulu) – Students across Hawai’i were invited to engage with kupuna as part of an essay content inspired by the 50th anniversary of International Earth Day. The contest was offered by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) for all high school students in the state as a way to explore change in Hawai’i.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: July 9, 2020 2020 LĀNA‘I MOUFLON SHEEP/AXIS DEER SEASON CANCELLATION (LĀNAʻI CITY) – The 2020 Lāna‘i combination mouflon sheep and axis deer season will regretfully be canceled due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 26, 2020 UNGULATE CONTROL PROGRAM AND HUNTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE PU‘U WA‘AWA‘A FOREST RESERVE (HILO) — Ungulate control for feral goat, sheep, and pigs is opening for the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve on Hawai’i ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 25, 2020 ADULT ROCK WALLABY RETURNS TO THE FOREST Nu‘uanu Homeowner Captured Wallaby on Tuesday  An adult, Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby was returned to State forest land on O‘ahu today by a team from the ...
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Effective June 15, 2020, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) began issuing hunting licenses and stamps for the new hunting season (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021).

  (Honolulu) – As more and more restrictions on outdoor activities are being lifted, many people are returning to Hawai‘i’s forests to hike, hunt, and to participate in other recreational activities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, additional infections of the fungal disease known as Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death have occurred.

(Līhuʻe) – Deer hunters can now apply to hunt as the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announce the opening of the black-tailed deer hunting season on the island of Kaua‘i.  Rules and conditions regulating game mammal hunting in Title 13, Chapter 123 will be in effect.

(Honolulu) – All of the O‘ahu Offshore Island State Seabird Sanctuaries normally listed as open for restricted access are reopening to keep in sync with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s opening of beaches. Those islands are Mokuauia, Popoia, Kapapa, and the Mokulua Islands.

(Honolulu) — Effective June 15, 2020, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) district and administrative offices will begin issuing hunting licenses and stamps for the new hunting season (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021). A valid hunting license is required for hunting on public and private lands.

(Honolulu) – Dogs, by instinct, chase things, and in the case of resting Hawaiian monk seals and other wildlife, this natural trait can have serious and even deadly consequences. Last week a couple of off-leash dogs approached a seal pup resting in a coastal area of O‘ahu, threatening the animal. 

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