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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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(Honolulu) – In advance of Tropical Cyclone Lane, The Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife has cancelled the Lānaʻi mouflon hunt scheduled for August 25 -26, 2018. 

(Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i) -The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Hunter Education Program will be holding a field seminar at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(HONOLULU) -The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Hunter Education Program in partnership with the Honolulu Trap Club will be holding a shotgun shooting basics workshop on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The workshop will take place at the Koko Head Shooting Complex, Trap Range, located at: 8102 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96825.

(HONOLULU) -For the first time ever, the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Hunter Education Program will be holding an advanced Hunter Education Game Care workshop. Ahead of the Spring game mammal hunting seasons, two simultaneous hands-on workshops will be held on January 13, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00pm at Hunter Education classrooms on Oahu and Hawaii Island.

(HONOLULU) -The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Hunter Education Program is pleased to announce that beginning December 1, 2017 registration for all Hunter Education classes statewide will be available online at: https://gohunthawaii.ehawaii.gov.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2017-2018 game bird hunting season on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 28, 2018. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. All game bird hunting is regulated by Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 122 (see http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw “Administrative Rules” for all legal hunting days).

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is pleased to announce that application forms for the 2018 Lana‘i Axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all DOFAW offices statewide beginning Monday October 2, 2017. Applicants may apply online.

Over $1.1 billion– that’s how much federal funds were made available to states in 2017 for wildlife and sport fish restoration programs. Over $8.1 million alone was made available to Hawaii in 2017! The source of these funds: the Pittman-Robertson (1937) and Dingell-Johnson (1950) Acts administered through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program: https://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/. These Acts impose federal excise taxes on the sale of firearms, handguns, ammunition, archery equipment, fishing tackle, yachts and pleasure craft. Revenue from these taxes goes right back into state wildlife agencies, like the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) in Hawaii, for wildlife and sport fish restoration projects, education, and shooting range development.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces the dates for 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. For hunt details go to the Division of Forestry and Wildlife website at http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dofaw/