Hunt Kauai

All hunting on Kauai and through the State of  Hawaii is guided by the rules regulating Game Bird Hunting, Field Trials and Commercial Shooting Preserves under Chapter 122

and the rules regulating game mammal hunting under Chapter 123


Photo by Riley DeMattos

Photo by Riley DeMattos

For the best hunting experience, please contact the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) office prior to your arrival. They have access to the most current information on hunting seasons, hunting areas, and the local conditions. In addition, certain hunting opportunities require special permits or tags that are only available by lottery.

Hunt Hawaii Lottery Application System Kauai Hunting Maps

Google Earth .KMZ files are also available for download here. KMZ is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser. To utilize these files download Google Earth to your mobile device or desktop. These files will provide layers displaying Hunting Units, Na Ala Hele Trails, and State Managed Lands.

Hunting Units Na Ala Hele Trails State Managed Lands  

Hunting

Unit

Game Mammals To Be Taken

Means of Take

 

Bag

Limits

Open Hunting

Periods

Open Hunting

Days

Special Conditions

and Restrictions

Unit A

 

 

 

 

Feral pigs

 Rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, or archery.  Dogs not permitted.

 

 

One pig per hunter per day

 

 

 February through May

Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays

Dogs not permitted.

Permit Required */[1] 4*/6

Feral goats

and feral pigs

 

 

Archery only 

Dogs not permitted.*

Two goats and one pig per archery hunter per permit. 

 

 

First full weekend in June

Saturdays and Sundays only

 

Dogs not permitted.

Permit/tag required */4*/6

 

Muzzleloaders only.

Dogs not permitted.

 

One goat per hunter per muzzleloader tag issued.

One pig per hunter per day.

 

 

Second full weekend in June

Dogs not permitted.

Limited to youth, senior citizen, and disabled hunters only.

Permit/tag required */4

(No lottery)

Muzzleloaders only.

Dogs not permitted.

 

 

Two goats per rifle/ muzzleloader tag issued.

One pig per hunter per day.

 

 

Third full weekend in June through August; two weekends issued per hunter

Dogs not permitted.

Hunting dates assigned by public lottery.  Permit/tag required. */2 */3

Black-

Tailed deer

Muzzleloaders only.

Dogs not permitted.

One antlered buck (fork horn or better) per hunter per license year.

First full weekend in September

Saturdays and Sundays only

Permit/tag required */4*/6

(No lottery)

Rifle season:  rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, or archery permitted.

Dogs not permitted.

 

 

Seven consecutive weekends including and preceding the last full weekend in October

Hunting dates assigned by public lottery. */2 */3

Permit/tag required.

Unit B

 

 

 

 

Feral pigs

Rifles, muzzleloaders, handguns and archery.

Dogs are permitted */1

One pig per hunter per day.

Year-round

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and State Holidays

 

 

Feral goats

and feral pigs

 

 

Rifles, muzzleloaders, shotguns, handguns or archery.

 

 

Two permit-tags issued per hunter; two goats per permit-tag.  One pig per hunter per day.

May through August.

Permit/tag required */2 */3

Hunting dates assigned by public lottery. */2

Black-tailed deer and Feral pigs

Muzzleloaders only

 

One deer of either sex per muzzleloader tag per license year.

One pig per hunter per day.

First full weekend in September

Permit required */4

Black-tailed deer and Feral pigs

Rifles, muzzleloaders, archery or handguns.

Dogs are permitted. */1

 

 

One deer of either sex per rifle tag per hunter license year.

One pig per hunter per day.

Second weekend in September through October

Permit/tag required. */3 Hunting dates assigned by public lottery. */2

Unit C

Feral pigs

Rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns, archery or dogs and knives*/1

Two pigs per hunter per day

Year-round

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and State Holidays

 

Feral goats

No limit

Unit D

 

Kokee State Park

 

Feral pigs

Archery or dog and knife only*/1

Two pigs per hunter per day

January through May

Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays

 

Hunting with firearms prohibited

Black-tailed deer and Feral pigs

Archery only.

Dogs not permitted.

One deer of either sex

Two pigs per hunter per day.

June through August

Archery and dog and knife only*/1

September through December

Unit E1

 

 

Feral goats

and feral pigs, and black-tailed deer

Rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns, archery, or dogs and knives*/1

 

Two animals per hunter per day, any combination

 

 

Year round

Friday through Monday

And State Holidays

Annual permit required. */4

Unit E2

Feral goats

and feral pigs, and black-tailed deer

Rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns,

or archery.

Dogs permitted

Two animals per hunter per day, any combination

 

Year round

Daily

Annual permit required. */4

Unit F

 

 

 

Feral goats

and feral pigs

 

Archery or dog and knife only*/1

One pig and two goats per hunter per day

February through May

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and State Holidays

 

Hunting with firearms prohibited

 

Archery only.

Dogs not permitted.

 

One pig and two goats per hunter per day

July through August

 

Limited to hunters with valid goat archery permits. Hunting with firearms prohibited 

Muzzleloaders only.

Dogs not permitted. 

One pig and two goats per hunter per day

January and June

Permit required */4

Black-tailed deer, feral goats, and feral pigs.

 

Archery only.

Dogs not permitted.

 

One deer of either sex per hunter per license year.

One pig and two goats per hunter per day.

September through December

 

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and State Holidays

 

Hunting with firearms prohibited.

Permit/tag required. */4

Unit G

 

Na Pali Coast State Park

Feral goats

and feral pigs

 

Archery only.

Dogs not permitted.

No limit

Year-round

Daily – three day permits

Permit/tag required.  */4

Area is a State Park.  Firearms not permitted, except during special hunts.  All access and permit conditions subject to landowner approval.

Unit H

Feral goats

and feral pigs, and black-tailed deer

Rifles, muzzleloaders, shotguns, handguns, archery or dogs and knives.

Dogs are permitted. */1

Two animals per hunter per day, any combination

December through July

Friday through Monday and State Holidays

Annual permit required. */4

 

 

Unit H, cont.

Feral goats

and feral pigs, and black-tailed deer

Rifles, muzzleloaders, shotguns, handguns, or archery.

Dogs not permitted.

Two animals per hunter per day, any combination

 

August through November

Friday through Monday and State Holidays

 

Annual permit required. */4

 

Unit J

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feral pigs

Archery only.

Dogs not permitted.

 

Two pigs per hunter per day

 

January through August

Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays

State Park, firearms not permitted.  Permit not required.

Black-tailed deer and

Feral pigs

Archery only.

Dogs not permitted.

 

Two pigs and one deer of either sex per hunter per day

September through December. 

Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays

Firearms not permitted.

Permit/tag required for

deer. */4

Unit K

Feral goats

and feral pigs

 

Archery only.

Dogs not permitted.

 

One pig and two goats per hunter per day

July through August (See annual goat rifle season instructions for specific hunting days)

Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays.

 

Goat archery permit required. */4

Firearms not permitted.

Feral goats

and feral pigs, and black-tailed deer

One pig and two goats per hunter per day.

One deer of either sex per archery hunter per license year.

 

September through December. (See annual deer season instructions for specific hunting days)

Deer archery permit-tag required. */4 

Firearms not permitted.

Unit L

 

Waimea

Heights

Special

Hunting

Area

Feral pigs & black-tailed deer

 

Archery only.

Dogs not permitted.

 

 

One pig per hunter per day.

One deer of either sex per archery hunter per license year.

July to August (See annual deer season instructions for specific hunting days)

Saturdays and Sundays only

 

Deer archery permit/tag required. */4*/6

Firearms not permitted.

Muzzleloaders only.

Dogs not permitted.

 

 

One deer of either sex per muzzleload hunter. per license year

One pig per hunter per day.

September to October (See annual deer season instructions for specific hunting days)

 

Deer muzzleloader permit/tag required. */4*/6

Hunting dates assigned by public lottery.

*/1    Dogs must be kept under control at all times except when actively pursuing game.

*/2    Pig hunting is restricted to goat or deer hunters possessing valid rifle or muzzleloader goat or deer permit/tags on their assigned hunting date month before the open season.

*/3    Hunters must apply for permits.  Applications are available two months before the open season.  Applicants are assigned hunting dates by lottery one month before the open season.  Game tag fees are assessed for this hunt.

Game Birds to be Taken

Daily Bag Limits

Open Hunting Periods

Open Hunting Days

Special Conditions

and Restrictions

Any Pheasant species

 

Three (cocks only) per hunter, which may be of any one species or a combination of these species

First Saturday in November

through last Sunday in January

Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays only, with the exception of Unit L, which is open on Saturdays and Sundays only

Public and Private Land

 

Public hunting areas include: Units A, B, E, H, I, J and L.

NOTE:  Hunting Unit J is archery hunting only and firearms are not permitted.

 

 

Erckels’ Francolin

Three birds of either sex per hunter

Japanese Quail

California Quail

Six birds of either sex per hunter, which may be of any one species or a combination of these species

Chukar Partridge

Gray Francolin

Black Francolin

Six birds of either sex per hunter, which may be of any one species or a combination of these species

Barred Dove (Small Dove)

Twenty birds of either sex per hunter

Spotted Dove* (Large Dove)

Ten birds of either sex per hunter

SPECIAL BIRD SEASONS

 

 

Twenty birds of either sex per hunter

 

 

First Saturday in July through the last Sunday in October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barred Dove (Small Dove)

 

Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays

 

On private lands only

 

 

Spotted Dove* (Large Dove)

Ten birds of either sex per hunter

 

First Saturday in February through the last Sunday in March

 

* Spotted Dove = Lace-necked Dove

Contact information for the island of  Kaua‘i: 

3060 Eiwa Street, Room 306 Lihue, HI 96766 -1875 tel (808) 274-3433 fax (808) 274-3438