Hunt Oahu

All hunting on Oahu 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 Oahu Hunting unit 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

A

Feral pigs and feral goats

 

Rifles, shotguns, handguns, spears, archery.

Dogs permitted only during Aug. through Oct. season.

One pig and one goat of either sex per hunter per day. 

No season limit.

Feb. through April – archery only

May through July – firearms

Aug. through Oct. – Use of dogs allowed.

Daily

 

 

Mammal hunting closed during bird season (Nov-Feb)

Kuaokala GMA–Daily Access through Air Force Station (subject to military activities).*

 

Kuaokala GMA, Mokuleia FR

B

Feral pigs and  feral goats

 

Rifles, shotguns, handguns, archery. 

Dogs not permitted.

Two pigs and two goats of either sex per hunter per day. 

No season limit.

Feb. through July – archery.

Aug. through Oct. – firearms.

 

Daily during archery season. 

Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays during firearm season.

Daily during archery season. 

Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays during firearm season.

 

Makua Keaau FR

C

Feral pigs and feral goats

 

Rifles, shotguns, handguns, knives, spears, archery.

Dogs permitted.**

Two pigs and two goats of either sex per hunter per day. 

No season limit.

Year-round

Daily

Daily

 

Waianae Kai FR, Kaipapau FR, Hauula FR, Ewa FR (Waimano)

D

Feral pigs and feral goats

 

Rifles, shotguns, handguns, knives, spears, archery.

Dogs permitted.**

Two pigs and two goats of either sex per hunter per day. 

No season limit.

Year-round

Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays

 

Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays

Pupukea-Paumalu FR, Kuliouou FR, Honolulu Watershed FR (Wailupe/Kuliouou)

E

Feral pigs and feral goats

 

Archery only.

Dogs not permitted.

Two pigs and two goats of either sex per hunter per day.

No season limit.

Year-round

 

Daily

Area Adjacent to Pali Highway, no firearms for safety reasons

Honolulu Watershed FR (Nuuanu)

F

Feral pigs and feral goats

 

Rifles, shotguns, handguns, knives, spears, archery.

Dogs [not] permitted.**

Two pigs and two goats of either sex per hunter per day. 

No season limit.

Year-round

Contact Division of State Parks for info: (808) 587-0300

Area is a State Park.  Contact Division of State Parks for access.  Hunting days, methods, subject to change per Division of State Parks conditions.

G

Feral pigs and feral goats

 

Rifles, shotguns, handguns, knives, spears, archery.

Dogs permitted**

 Two pigs and two goats of either sex per hunter per day. 

No season limit.

Year-round

Contact DOFAW Oahu Branch for info.

Access by permit only.  Contact DOFAW Oahu Branch Office

 

Ewa FR (Poamoho)

*Hunters should consult with Division of Forestry and Wildlife district office for current open access and public use conditions prior to the start of each season.

**Dogs shall be kept under physical restraint and control at all times, except when actively pursuing game.

Game Birds to be Taken

Daily Bag Limits

Open Hunting Periods

Open Hunting Days

Special Conditions

and Restrictions

Ring-neck Pheasant

Melanistic Mutant (Blue)

Other Pheasant spp.

Three (cocks only) per hunter,

which may be of any one species or combination of these species

First Saturday in November

through last Sunday in January

Saturdays, Sundays,

and State Holidays

Public and Private Lands

 

 

California Valley Quail,

Japanese Quail, Gambel’s

Quail

Fifteen birds of either sex per

hunter

Erckel’s Francolin, Gray

Francolin Black Francolin

Three birds of either sex per

Hunter

Chukar Partridge*

Three birds of either sex per

Hunter

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

 

Barred Dove (Small Dove)

 

 

Twenty birds of either sex per

Hunter

 

 

First Saturday in February through the last Sunday in March; and First Saturday in October through the last Sunday in October

 

 

 

Saturdays, Sundays,

and State Holidays.

 

 

Private lands only

 

 

 

Spotted Dove* (Large Dove)

 

Ten birds of either sex per

Hunter

 

First Saturday in October

through the last Sunday in

October

* Spotted Dove = Lace-necked Dove

 

Please click here to view Oahu Hunting Maps

 

Contact information for the island of O‘ahu: 

1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325 Honolulu, HI 96813 tel (808) 587-0166 fax (808) 587-0160

808) 974-4221 fax (808) 974-4226