DOFAW Administrative Rules

These are the Administrative Rules promulgated by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife.

Administrative Rules of the Division of Forestry & Wildlife These are the current Administrative Rules for the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife as authorized by the Hawaii Revised Statutes. The major functions of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife are to be found in HRS “Title 12: Conservation and Resources” at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/docs/HRS.htm. If you do not find the rules that you are seeking on this list, you may return to the DLNR rules page by clicking here, and try another Division. DOFAW draft rules can be found here. You can always email us at dlnr@hawaii.gov, or call us during business hours at (808) 587-0166.

All documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You may obtain the Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge by following the link at the bottom of this page. Some of the documents listed below are large in size, due to the inclusion of maps and drawings, and may take several minutes to load depending upon the speed of your internet connection. The document sizes are listed after the description.

 

DRAFT RULE CHANGES

HAR 13-124: Indigenous Wildlife, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, and Introduced Wild Birds

HAR 13-122: Game Bird Hunting
HAR 13-123: Game Mammal Hunting

 

 

Chapter

Title
Chapter 3 Alakai Wilderness Preserve, Island of Kauai
Chapter 104 Activities within forest reserves
Chapter 105 Closed [restricted] watersheds
Chapter 106 Tree Farms
Chapter 107 Threatened and endangered plants (note: these regulations do not include a list of threatened and endangered plants. For a list of Hawaii’s T&E plants click here.)
Chapter 109 Forest Stewardship [size: 644Kb]. Forest Stewardship National Standards and Guidelines are here.
Chapter 121 Hunting (general regulations)
Chapter 122
* Exhibits 1 & 2, Hawaii

Exhibits 3 & 4, Maui
Exhibits 5 & 6, Molokai
* Exhibits 7 & 8, Lanai

* Exhibits 9 & 10, Oahu
* Exhibits 11 & 12, Kauai
* The Entire Document
Game bird hunting, field trials and commercial shooting preserves. Due to the size of all the exhibits there are several viewing options: Exhibit 1 is a table showing what birds can be hunted on the Island of Hawaii, bag limits, and dates, and Exhibit 2 has maps showing where birds can be hunted on the Island of Hawaii; Exhibits 3 – 12 for the other main Hawaiian Islands follow the same format as for Hawaii, with tables and maps; The entire document is a large document in PDF format which has the text, summary of amendments, and all exhibits.
Chapter 123
* Exhibits 1 & 2, Kauai

Exhibits 3 & 4, Oahu
Exhibits 5 & 6, Molokai
* Exhibits 7 & 8, Lanai

* Exhibits 9 & 10, Maui
* Exhibits 11 & 12, Haw
aii
* The Entire Document
Game mammal hunting. Due to the size of all the exhibits there are several viewing options:  Exhibit 1 is a table showing what mammals can be hunted on the Island of Kauai, permitted hunting methods, bag limits, and dates, and Exhibit 2 has maps showing where mammals can be hunted on the Island of Kauai; Exhibits 3 – 12 for the other main Hawaiian Islands follow the same format as for Kauai, with tables and maps; The entire document is a large document in PDF format which has the text, summary of amendments, and all exhibits. This chapter also contains the rules pertaining to handguns.
Chapter 124 Indigenous, endangered, threatened and injurious wildlifeand introduced wild birds.
Chapter 124, Exhibits Lists of indigenous, endangered and threatened wildlife in Hawaii(Exhibits 1-3). Includes a list ofintroduced wild birds, other than game birds that have become established in Hawaii and a list of injurious species of wildlife in Hawaii (Exhibits 4 & 5).
Chapter 125 Wildlife sanctuaries.
Chapter 126 Wildlife sanctuaries.
Chapter 130 Trail and Access program (Na Ala Hele Program).
Chapter 140 Legacy Land Conservation Program
Chapter 208 Natural Area Reserves System (NARS) Commission.
Chapter 209 Activities within Natural Area Reserves. Includes permitted activities, prohibited activities, and special use permits, and penalties.
Chapter 210 Application, Approval, and Administration of the Natural Area Partnership Program.

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE

The Department of Land and Natural Resources receives financial support under the Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration and other federal programs. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the laws of the State of Hawaii, the U.S. Department of Interior and the State of Hawaii prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, or if you desire information, please write to: Affirmative Action Officer, Personnel Office, Department of Land and Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Rm. 231, Honolulu, HI 96813, or the Federal agency supporting the program.