Hunter Ed

(Maunakea) – Two weeks before the hunting season for game birds opens in Hawai‘i, hunters, researchers and staff from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) traipsed across the rugged terrain on Maunakea’s north slopes to gain a better understanding of game bird density, variety and populations.

(Hilo) – Later this month, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities specifically for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids, feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), Palila Mitigation Lands, and the Kaohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on Hawai‘i island.  Aerial shooting is required for compliance with a federal court order mandating the removal of sheep and goats from critical habitat for palila, a bird endemic to Hawai‘i.

(Honolulu) – Deer hunting enthusiasts can soon apply to hunt for the new season. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces that application forms for the 2019 Lana’i Axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all DOFAW Offices statewide beginning next Monday October 1, 2018. 

(HONOLULU) – The contributions of hunters and fishers to conservation were again recognized nationally and in Hawai‘i during National Hunting and Fishing Day events. This was Hawai‘i’s 28th year of recognizing the event and for the first-time activities were scheduled over two separate weekends.

HILO -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces a make-up date for hunters impacted by the cancellation of the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve Youth and Disabled and Makai archery hunt for the weekend of August 25-26, 2018 due to Hurricane Lane. The make-up dates are Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018.

(Honolulu) – All Hawai‘i island and Maui Nui lands under the jurisdiction of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) are closing at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.  The closures are in advance of Hurricane Olivia which is approaching Hawai‘i now.  DLNR Chair Suzanne Case explained, “This is standard operating procedure for our publicly accessible lands and is a prudent approach to keep everyone out of harm’s way during these hurricanes and tropical storm events. We know it may be an inconvenience for people, particularly those who have camping permits, but our top priority is keeping everyone…staff and visitors’ safe until the storm has passed.”

(Honolulu) – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces make-up dates for hunters impacted by the cancellation of the Lana‘i Mouflon hunt for weekend of August 25-26, 2018 due to Hurricane Lane.

KAHULUI - The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and State Parks Division will close the Kula Forest Reserve, Waipoli access road, Kahikinui Forest Reserve –Papa‘anui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area from Tuesday, September 4, 2018, through Friday, November 2, 2018, to allow for scheduled road repairs, road safety improvements, and fuel mitigation work to be completed.

(HONOLULU) –  The contributions of hunters and fishers to conservation will again be recognized nationally and in Hawai‘i during National Hunting and Fishing Day events.  This will be Hawai‘i’s 28th year of recognizing the event and for the first-time activities are scheduled over two separate weekends.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release August 27, 2018  FERAL GOAT, SHEEP AND PIG HUNT AND UNGULATE CONTROL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR THE PU‘U WA‘AWA‘A FOREST RESERVE HILO -The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) ...
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