Wildlife

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE 2016-2017 GAME BIRD HUNTING SEASON  The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2016-2017 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Department biologists are predicting a below average season of bird hunting, with lingering drought impacts in many parts of the state.  The fall game bird ...
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The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is pleased to announce that application forms for the 2017 Lanai Axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all DOFAW Offices Statewide beginning Monday October 17, 2016.  Applicants may also apply online.  A ten ...
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DLNR CANCELS SCHEDULED WEEKEND HUNT DUE TO APPROACHING TROPICAL STORM MADELINE AND HURRICANE LESTER HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife is canceling this weekends scheduled hunt on Lanai, for public safety due to the potential impacts of tropical storm Madeline and Hurricane Lester which will reach ...
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife would like to thank all wildlife artists that provided their amazing art work for the 2016-17 Hawaii Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp Art Contest.  A committee reviewed all submissions and a winner was chosen last month. Below are the results: Game Bird ...
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HILO, HAWAII -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), pursuant to Chapter 195D, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the Nāpu‘u Conservation Project Draft Habitat Conservation Plan for Game Management at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a and Pu‘u Anahulu.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release October 15, 2015   DLNR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2015-2016 GAME BIRD HUNTING SEASON  HONOLULU —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces the opening of the 2015-2016 game bird ...
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 The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is pleased to announce that application forms for the 2016 Lanai Axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all DOFAW Offices Statewide beginning Monday October 19, 2015. Applicants may also apply online. A ten ...
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LIHU 'E – Annual seabird radar monitoring work has now begun in conjunction with the start of the breeding season for both both ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) and Ua’u (Hawaiian Petrels) on Kaua’i. This is a project of the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP).

HONOLULU – Rule changes are now in effect that prohibit and deter the transport and release of introduced wildlife in Hawaii. Introduced species can impact Hawaii’s ecosystems and economy by introducing harmful predation and competition to indigenous species, damaging watersheds, spreading pathogens and diseases, and harming agriculture.

Honolulu – The translocation of endangered Laysan ducks (Anas laysanensis) to the remote Kure Atoll State Wildlife Sanctuary in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument appears to be a success. Staff from the State of Hawaii, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) report that 19 new downy ducklings emerged over the past week.