Game Management Areas

Game Management Areas

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The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife manages a number of Game Management Areas (GMAs) across the state. The purpose of GMAs is to manage, sustain, and enhance habitat and populations of game mammals and/or game birds. Public hunting is available within GMAs.

Note that GMAs are only part of the available Public Hunting Areas in Hawaiʻi. Other types of public lands available for hunting depend on the management guidelines for those lands but may include areas such as Forest Reserves or some Natural Area Reserves. To see all the Public Hunting Areas in Hawaiʻi, view the map at the bottom of the Hunting homepage.

Game Management Areas in Hawaiʻi


The web map below shows Game Management Areas across Hawaiʻi. Note that hunting is possible on additional lands described as Public Hunting Areas. Maps of Public Hunting Areas are available on the island hunting pages for Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi Island.