The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2014-2015 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Monday, January 19, 2015, with legal hunting days on Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays. Department biologists are predicting an average season of bird hunting, with the easing of drought conditions in many parts of the state. A December 31, 2007 appellate court ruling determined that no game bird stamp sales are allowed for hunting. A valid hunting license only is required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. All game bird hunting is regulated by Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 122 (see https://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw “Administrative Rules”).
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 2015 Lanai Axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, are available at all DOFAW Offices Statewide beginning Monday October 20, 2014. It is imperative that hunter applicants obtain and pay particular attention to the hunt instruction sheet and addendum for additional changes in the application process. Due to a December 31, 2007 appellate court ruling, application fees for the 2015 Lanai Axis deer season have been waived. Pending approval of Chapter 123,
LIHUE – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks is conducting public safety improvement work at Haena State Park on Kauai, beginning Oct. 27, 2014 and continuing through Nov. 8, 2014. The work includes stabilization of loose boulders and other material along the road near Waiakanaloa Wet Cave.
HONOLULU – For a third time this week, a Maui ocean user encountered a shark in murky water today around 10 a.m.
Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers report two women from Kihei, ages 53 and 46, were about 200 yards off Waipulani Beach Park, stand-up paddle boarding in five to six feet of water when one saw a shark approaching the other’s board. The woman said a tiger shark knocked her friend into the water when it bit the tail part of her board, and that she only saw the shark’s dorsal fin and head, which she believes was about two feet wide.
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release October 21, 2014 KAUA‘I SCHOOL CHILDREN JOIN IN RELEASE OF ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release October 20, 2014 DLNR REOPENS STATE PARKS, FOREST AREAS, HARBORSAssessment ...
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HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is advising the public to follow instructions of State Civil Defense and County Civil Defense agencies to prepare for the possibility of heavy rain, flooding, strong winds, power outages, large surf and coastal surge with the arrival of tropical storm system Ana as early as Friday on the Big Island.
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release October 16, 2014 DLNR CANCELS FOUR SCHEDULED WEEKEND HUNTS DUE ...
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LIHUE – It’s fall in Hawaii, and time again to watch out for the “fallout”of young seabirds. This time of year, Kauai’s threatened and endangered native Hawaiian seabirds become disoriented by artificial lights during their maiden flights from the mountains to the sea.
HALEAKALÂ, MAUI –The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has included a recent 3,721-acre addition to The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Waikamoi Preserve into the State’s Natural Area Partnership Program (NAPP). The DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife offers the program to encourage partnerships for conservation across landowner boundaries. There are over 30,000 acres currently enrolled in the program statewide. The innovative partnership program provides State funds on a two-for-one basis with private funds to protect the privately owned East Maui forest preserve.