DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 29, 2020   STATE CONTINUES EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR REMOVAL OF UXO AT MOLOKINI CRATER   (Honolulu) – Balancing public safety, while providing a high level of protection for the aquatic environment are the overarching ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 29, 2020 COVID-19 RULES FOR COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL BOATS RELAXED (Honolulu) – The State of Hawai῾i, through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), with the ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 29, 2020 PLUM HARVEST TO BEGIN AT KŌKE‘E STATE PARK (LĪHU‘E) — The annual plum harvest begins Saturday, July 4 at Kōke‘e State Park on Kaua‘i. Permits to harvest will be available, as it ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 26, 2020 EARLY CLOSURES FOR WEST HAWAI’I STATE PARKS ON 4TH OF JULY (KAILUA-KONA) — Several West Hawai’i state parks will experience early closures on Independence Day. The DLNR Division of State Parks will ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 26, 2020 UNGULATE CONTROL PROGRAM AND HUNTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE PU‘U WA‘AWA‘A FOREST RESERVE (HILO) — Ungulate control for feral goat, sheep, and pigs is opening for the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve on Hawai’i ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 25, 2020 ADULT ROCK WALLABY RETURNS TO THE FOREST Nu‘uanu Homeowner Captured Wallaby on Tuesday  An adult, Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby was returned to State forest land on O‘ahu today by a team from the ...
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Effective June 15, 2020, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) began issuing hunting licenses and stamps for the new hunting season (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021).

  (Honolulu) – As more and more restrictions on outdoor activities are being lifted, many people are returning to Hawai‘i’s forests to hike, hunt, and to participate in other recreational activities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, additional infections of the fungal disease known as Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death have occurred.

(Līhuʻe) – Deer hunters can now apply to hunt as the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announce the opening of the black-tailed deer hunting season on the island of Kaua‘i.  Rules and conditions regulating game mammal hunting in Title 13, Chapter 123 will be in effect.

(Honolulu) – Once again DLNR is urging people not to disturb endangered Hawaiian monk seals, resting on beaches.