Kaonoulu Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area

Kaonoulu Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area


Kaonoulu Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area (CGMA) is located within Kula Forest Reserve on the island of Maui. This game management area was created through a cooperative agreement between the Division of Forestry and Wildlife and Kaonoulu Ranch. Deer were introduced to this area in 1959 and have made the area an ideal game mammal hunting unit specifically for axis deer.

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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. To apply for hunts and purchasing of tags and permits for Hawaiʻi Island public hunting areas visit our Go Hunt website.  For information on Hunter Education, hunting licenses, or other issues, visit the statewide Hunting Homepage.

Game Birds

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. Kaonoulu CGMA (within Hunting Unit C) will be open for game bird hunting on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays for the entire season.

Game bird species list information will be provided soon.

Game Mammals

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 will be closed within Kaonoulu CGMA on legal game bird hunting days.

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Additional Resources 

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.