Hunter Ed

(Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area) - 45 women, mostly from Hawai‘i, spent the last few days being schooled in outdoor skills during the first-ever “Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW)” retreat in Hawai’i. This is the Aloha State’s initial foray into a 20-year-old international program that sponsors skill-development weekends in 41 states, seven Canadian provinces and seven other countries.

(Līhuʻe) - Deer hunting enthusiasts can now apply to hunt as the Department of Land and Natural Resources (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) —  Effective June 15, 2019, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) district and administrative offices will begin issuing hunting licenses and stamps for the new hunting season (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020). A valid hunting license is required for hunting on public and private lands. All game mammal hunting is regulated by Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 123 and all game bird hunting is regulated by Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 122.  

(Hilo) -The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement will work on safety improvements at the Mile Marker 16 Shooting Range from Monday April 15 through Thursday April 18, 2019. The shooting range will be closed during these days.

(Honolulu) –The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife would like to thank all the wildlife artists who submitted art entries for the 2019-20 Hawai’i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. A committee reviewed all submissions and two winners were chosen.

(Lana’i City)–Applications for the 2019 Lana’i mouflon sheep hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) Offices Statewide beginning Monday, March 18, 2019.

(Hilo) –The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement will work on safety improvements at the Mile Marker 16 Shooting Range from Monday February 25 through Friday March 1, 2019. The shooting range will be closed during the week.

(Lihue) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will open a special feral goat hunting opportunity in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park. The area open to hunting will be called Nualolo Kai.

(Hilo) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities next month for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids and for; staff hunting, and/or aerial shooting from helicopters for feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within palila critical habitat in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), palila mitigation lands, and the Ka’ohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawai’i.

(Hilo) –The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry & Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the closure of the Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area for game bird hunting on Saturday and Sunday (December 22 – 23, 2018) due to poor road conditions resulting from recent heavy rains.

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