Kahakuloa Game Management Area
Located on West Maui and encompassing 1,000 acres, Kahakuloa Game Management Area (GMA) can be accessed via Kahekili Highway. Kahakuloa GMA is part of a larger hunting area which includes a portion of the West Maui Forest Reserve. Two roads, Polihua and Waikalai, provide access into the Game Management Area. The game bird season runs from November through January. Game mammal hunting runs from February through October.
Hiking, Hunting, Birdwatching, Backpacking, Dog walking
Permits & Rules
All hunting on Maui and through the State of Hawaii is guided by the Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting, Field Trials, and Commercial Shooting Preserves under Chapter 13-122 and the Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting under Chapter 13-123. Hunters are required to check-in and out of public hunting areas either through a Hunter Check Station (HCS) or via our mobile app OuterSpatial. For information on Hunter Education, hunting licenses, or other issues, visit the statewide Hunting Homepage. The following additional restrictions apply to Kahakuloa GMA:
- Only four-wheel drive vehicles will be permitted on the Kahakuloa Game Management Area access road.
For details on game bird rules for Maui’s hunting units see Exhibit 3 from Chapter 13-122, HAR. Additional info is available on the statewide Game Bird Hunting page. For the 2021-2022 Game Bird season, Kahakuloa GMA and West Maui Forest Reserve (Hunting Unit F) will be open for game bird hunting on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays for the entire season (November through January).
For details on game mammal rules for Maui’s hunting units see Exhibit 9 from Chapter 13-123, HAR. Additional info is also available on our statewide Game Mammal Hunting page. Game mammal hunting runs from February through October and is closed during game bird season within Kahakuloa GMA from November through January.
Game mammal and Game bird hunting opportunities are offered on the six major islands in the State of Hawai‘i: (Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i and Hawai‘i Island). Each of these islands has one or more State-designated public hunting areas (called Hunting Units), which are open for hunting at certain times during each year. Game mammal and game bird hunting opportunities are also available on private lands as well. Occasionally, the Division of Forestry & Wildlife (DOFAW) may modify or cancel a hunting season in a particular area to adjust for changes in weather conditions or animal populations. For more information visit the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Hunting Website.