Hunt Oʻahu

Hunt Oʻahu

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All hunting on Oʻahu and through 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.

In addition to the information on this page, check the Hunting Announcements page for recent announcements. Many of our statewide announcements have island-specific details.

Apply for Hunts and contact the Oʻahu Forestry & Wildlife Office

Hunters can apply for hunts and purchase tags and permits online at the links below.

Apply for Hunts

Purchase Tags & Permits

For the best hunting experience, please contact the local branch 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 local conditions. In addition, certain hunting opportunities require special permits or tags only available by lottery. Some of the available permit applications for Oʻahu are provided below:


Game Birds on Oʻahu

For details on game bird rules for Oʻahu’s hunting units see Exhibit 9 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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Kalij Pheasant

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Melanistic Mutant (Blue) Pheasant

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Grey Francolin

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Black Francolin

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Erckel’s Francolin

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Chukar Partridge

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Spotted Dove

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Barred Dove

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Indian Peafowl

Game Mammals on Oʻahu

For details on game mammal rules for Oʻahu’s hunting units see Exhibit 3 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

Downloadable Hunting Maps for Oʻahu

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 a list of downloadable hunting maps for Oʻahu
Unit 1 Bird Kuaokala Game Management Area Download Map
Unit 2 Bird Makua Keaʻau Download Map
Unit A Kuaokala Download Map
Unit A Mokuleia Download Map
Unit B Makua Keaau Download Map
Unit C Hauula Download Map

Unit C Waianae Kai

Unit C Waianae Kai – Kamaile’Unu Access

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Unit C Waimano Download Map
Unit D Kuliouou Hawaii Loa Download Map
Unit D Kuliouou FR Download Map
Unit D Pupukea Download Map
Unit E Nuuanu Download Map
Unit F Kahana Download Map

Unit G Ewa Forest Reserve – Poamoho & California Ave Access

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 Oʻahu

Explore the map below to see which lands managed by DOFAW are also designated as Public Hunting 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.

DOFAW also operates a Game Management Area (GMA) on Oʻahu’s north shore: Kuaokalā GMA.