Feral Goat Control Permits Available For Hunting Unit F on Kaua‘i

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 in Announcements, Wildlife

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release January 17, 2014

FERAL GOAT CONTROL PERMITS AVAILABLE
FOR HUNTING UNIT F ON KAUA‘I

LIHU‘E — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces an opportunity for interested individuals to assist the division in an animal control of feral goats in Hunting Unit F on Kaua‘i, pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,” §13-123-9, “Nuisance or crop damage.”

Animal control is being limited to archery due to safety concerns. Interested individuals will need to show a valid hunting license and will be required to sign an animal control permit.

Animal control permits will be available at the Lihu‘e Division of Forestry and Wildlife office at 3060 ‘Eiwa St., Rm. 306 Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

Archery Only Period
Public archery only participation in the control of feral goats will proceed from Feb. 1 through June 29, 2014, on weekends and state holidays. The limit will be two feral goats (either sex) per hunter per day. Animals may be de-boned in the field. Proper disposal of carcasses is required. Blaze orange will not be required for the archery only season. The ongoing pig hunting season will continue as scheduled.

Limits are set to maximize public opportunities to participate in this control action. There is no limit on the number of times a person can participate. Access to Unit F is permitted through Waimea Valley. Participants will be required to check in and out at the Waimea Valley, Waimea Heights, Mango tree, or Koke‘e hunter check stations

Additional information may be obtained by stopping by any Division of Forestry and Wildlife office or calling any of the following telephone numbers:

Kaua‘i 274-3433
O‘ahu 587-0166
Kamuela 887-6063
Maui 984-8100
Moloka‘i 553-4515
Lana‘i 565- 7916
Hilo 974-4221

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