FERAL GOAT CONTROL PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR HUNTING UNIT F ON KAUAI
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces an opportunity for interested individuals to assist the Division in an animal control hunt of feral goats in Hunting Unit F on Kauai, pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,” §13-123-9, “Nuisance or crop damage.” Animal control is being limited to archery due to safety concerns. Interested individuals will need to have a valid hunting license.
Archery Only Period
Public archery only participation in the control of feral goats will proceed from Sunday, February 1, 2015 through June 28, 2015 on weekends and State Holidays. The limit will be 2 feral goats (either sex) per hunter per day. Animals may be de-boned in the field. Blaze orange will not be required for the archery only season. The ongoing pig hunting season will continue as scheduled.
Limits are set to maximize public opportunities to participate in this control action. There is no limit on the number of times a person can participate. Access to Unit F is permitted through Waimea Valley. Participants will be required to check in and out at the Waimea Valley, Waimea Heights, Mango tree, or Kokee hunter check stations
Additional information may be obtained by stopping by any Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office or calling any of the following telephone numbers:
Lanai 565- 7916
HUNTING UNITS A AND J OPEN TO FERAL PIG HUNTING ON KAUAI
Hunting Unit A on the island of Kauai will open to feral pig hunting starting Sunday, February 1, 2015, and ending June 28, 2015 on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays. Hawaii residents interested in hunting feral pig in Hunting Unit A are required to acquire a permit from the Kauai DOFAW office. All provision of Chapter 123 rules and Chapter 123 Exhibit 1 shall remain in effect.
Hunters may pick up their permits in the Lihue Division of Forestry and Wildlife office at 3060 Eiwa St., Room 306. Hunters must present their 2014-15 Hawaii Hunting License when obtaining their permit. Another person may pick up a permit, but must present the license of the hunter applying.
Hunters must sign in and sign out at either the Kokee or Kekaha Hunter Checking Stations for each day of hunting. The use of hunting dogs will NOT be permitted in hunting Unit A. The bag limit will be one (1) pig per hunter per day.
Hunting Unit J-Archery Area will also open to archers only for feral pig hunting on Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays beginning Sunday, February 1, 2015 and ending on June 28, 2015. No hunting permit will be required for this area, but each hunter must sign in and sign out at the Kokee Hunter Checking Station. Only legal archery equipment may be used (13-123-22-(b)). The use of hunting dogs will not be permitted in Hunting Unit J. The bag limit will be one (1) pig per hunter per day.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office in Lihue, Kauai at (808) 274-3433.
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