Hunt Hawaiʻi Island

Hunt Hawaiʻi Island

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All hunting on Hawaiʻi Island and in the State of Hawaiʻi 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. For information on Hunter Education, hunting licenses, or other issues, visit the statewide Hunting Homepage.

Game Birds on Hawaiʻi Island

For details on game bird rules for Hawaiʻi Island’s hunting units see Exhibit 1 from Chapter 13-122, HAR. Additional info is available on the statewide Game Bird Hunting page.

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Ring-necked Pheasant

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Green Pheasant

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Kalij Pheasant

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Gray Francolin

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Black Francolin

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Erckel’s Francolin

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Chukar Partridge

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California Quail

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Japanese Quail

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Gambel’s Quail

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Mourning Dove

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Spotted Dove

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Barred Dove

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Wild Turkey

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Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

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Peafowl (Puʻu Waʻawaʻa only)

Game Mammals on Hawaiʻi Island

For details on game mammal rules for Hawaiʻi Island’s hunting units see Exhibit 11 from Chapter 13-123, HAR. Additional info is also available on our statewide Game Mammal Hunting page.

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Feral Pig

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Feral Goat

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Feral Sheep (By lottery, tags or permits required)

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Mouflon-feral hybrid sheep (By lottery, tags or permits required)

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Mouflon Sheep

Apply for Hunts & Contact the Hawaiʻi Island Forestry & Wildlife Office

Apply for Regular Hunts

Hawaiʻi Hunting Lottery Application System

Apply for Special Hunts

View & Apply for Hawaiʻi Island Special Hunts

For the best hunting experience, please contact the local office of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) prior to your hunt. They have access to the most current information on hunting seasons, hunting areas, and the local conditions. In addition, certain hunting opportunities require special permits or tags that are only available by lottery.

 

Downloadable Hunting Maps for Hawaiʻi Island

Click below to find PDF versions of Public Hunting Area units that you can print and take with you. Note that unit boundaries and closures may have changed since the creation of these maps. Contact your local DOFAW branch office for updates.

Click here for Hawaiʻi Island Downloadable Hunting Maps

Unit A Mauna Kea GMA Download Map
Unit A Puu Mali Mitigation Download Map
Unit B Hamakua Ahualoa Section Download Map
Unit B Hamakua Keaa Hanapai Section Download Map
Unit B Hamakua Manowaialee Hilo FR Download Map
Unit B Hamakua Paauilo Section Download Map
Unit B Hilo Forest Reserve Download Map
Unit B Hilo Waiakea Olaa Forest Reserve Download Map
Unit B Honuaula Waiaha Springs FR Download Map
Unit B Kapapala Forest Reserve Download Map
Unit B Kau FR Kamilo Section Download Map
Unit B Kau FR Kapapala Section Download Map
Unit B Kohala Download Map
Unit B 1 Kohala Pololu Section Download Map
Unit B Kohala Waimanu Section Download Map
Unit B S. Kona Forest Reserve Download Map
Unit B S.Kona FR Kapua Manuka Section Download Map
Unit B Olaa Forest Reserve Download Map
Unit C Upper Hilo FR Laupahoehoe Piha Section Download Map
Unit D Hilo Restricted Watershed Download Map
Unit D Keauohana Forest Reserve Download Map
Unit D Kohala Download Map
Unit E Kipuka Ainahou Mauna Loa FR Download Map
Unit E Mauna Loa GMA Download Map
Unit E  Pohakuloa Training Area Download Map
Unit E Puu Anahulu Download Map
Unit F Puu Waawaa FR Puuanahulu GMA Download Map
Unit G Kaohe Download Map
Unit H Kulani GMA Download Map
Unit I Hamakua FR Honokaia Section Download Map
Unit I Hamakua FR Kalopa Section Download Map
Unit I Honuaula Forest Reserve Download Map
Unit I Malama Ki FR Nanawale FR Download Map
Unit J Kahua Download Map
Unit J Kapapala GMA Download Map
Unit K Kahaualea NAR Download Map
Unit K Kipahoehoe NAR Download Map
Unit K Laupahoehoe NAR Download Map
Unit K Manuka Natural Area Reserve Download Map
Unit K Mauna Kea Ice Age NAR Download Map
Unit K Puu O Umi Natural Area Reserve Download Map
Unit K Puu Makaala NAR Download Map
Unit K Waikea 1942 NAR Download Map

Google Earth .KMZ files are also available for download here. KMZ is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser. To utilize these files download Google Earth to your mobile device or desktop. These files will provide layers displaying Hunting Units, Na Ala Hele Trails, and State Managed Lands.

Hunting Units KMZ Nā Ala Hele Trails KMZ State-Managed Lands KMZ

Public Hunting Areas on Hawaiʻi Island

Explore the map below to see which lands managed by DOFAW are also designated as Public Hunting Areas or Game Management Areas. Note that this map shows the area boundaries as reflected in the 2015 administrative rules. For recent boundary changes (area additions and removals) contact the DOFAW branch office near you. The map also shows safety zones and areas that are closed or where no hunting is allowed. Click the arrows in the top lefthand corner of the map to see the legend.