Hawaii Hunting News

Hawaii Community Rallies for Recovery of the Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

The Department of Land and Natural Resources and NOAA Fisheries announced this week that a three-year old male monk seal was found dead Sunday on a northeast Kaua‘i beach. The death has been classified as “suspicious.” The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement are investigating the case. It is the latest in a number of suspicious monk seal deaths that began in November 2011 on Moloka`i.

Hawaii Partnership Works to Protect Agriculture and the Environment First Axis Deer Taken in Control Effort on April 11

To protect Hawai‘i island from the impacts of axis deer that were illegally introduced and are now spreading, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), has been providing resources for a team to investigate the known locations of, and more recently to begin controlling deer. Axis deer are not native to Hawai‘i, and they are known pests of agriculture, as well as native and culturally significant plants, many of which are already endangered.

In Ten Years, NSSF® Has Awarded $4.7 Million to State Agencies to Promote Hunting

$392,185 in Hunting Heritage Partnership® Grants Go to 12 Projects

Hawaii DLNR Announces the Opening of Archery Hunting in the Pu'u Anahulu Game Management Area for 2012

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of archery hunting in Pu‘u Anahulu Game Management Area (GMA), beginning Saturday, March 3, 2012, and continuing on weekends and state holidays through June 30, 2012. Annual closure of the archery season in this GMA will be from July through February.

Hawaii DLNR Announces Opening Of Spring Bearded Turkey Season -- March 1 through March 31

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2012 Spring
Bearded Turkey Hunting Season on Hawaii Island beginning Thursday, March 1, 2012. The spring season will run 31 consecutive days through Saturday, March 31, 2011. The spring season will be for bearded turkeys only.

Hawaii's Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area Opens to One Year of Fishing on January 1, 2012

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces the opening of the Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area O‘ahu, to fishing for one year beginning January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

The fishery management area encompasses the nearshore waters between the ‘Ewa wall of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium and the Diamond Head Lighthouse, and from the high-water mark on shore to a minimum seaward distance of 500 yards, or to the edge of the fringing reef if one occurs beyond 500 yards.

"Take a Bite Out of Hunger" Hawaii Hunting and Fishing Day Supports Needy Island Families Via Hawaii Food Bank

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) invites the public to take part in the 40th national and Hawai‘i’s 21st annual Hunting and Fishing Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, at the Koko Head public shooting range in East O‘ahu.

This annual event provides opportunities for people to help their neighbors while experiencing safety education and fun hands-on activities that highlight the shooting sports and recreational hunting and fishing.

Hawaii Announces Goat/Hog Hunt

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of a feral goat and feral pig control opportunity in the Napali Coast State Park and Hono O Na Pali Natural Area Reserve, portions of Hunting Unit G on the island of Kauai. The areas open to animal control will be between Ho'olulu (3.5 miles) to Kalalau valleys (11 miles). The Kalalau trail will be closed at the 2.5 mile marker but the Hanakapi‘'ai beach and falls trail will remain open to the public. Regular camping permits for Kalalau will not be issued for control hunt dates.

Hawaii Spring Bearded Turkey Season Opens March 1st

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2011 Spring Bearded Turkey Hunting Season on Hawaii Island beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The spring season will run 31 consecutive days through Thursday, March 31, 2011. The spring season will be for bearded turkeys only.

Tags are required and may be obtained without charge from any Hawaii Island Division of Forestry & Wildlife office and a number of commercial vendors. Hunters must present current State of Hawaii Hunting License when obtaining tags. Turkey tags are also required on private land.

Hawai'i DLNR Announces Feral Goat Hunt for Unit A , Kaua'i

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces the opportunity for interested individuals to participate in the control of feral goats in an area known as Hunting Unit A in west Kaua‘i. The goat control will be administered during days specified below in January, 2011.