Game Mammal Hunting (summary)
A summary of game mammal hunting in Hawaii.
|Island of Kauai 3060 Eiwa Street, Room 306 Lihue, HI 96766 -1875 tel (808) 274-3433 fax (808) 274-3438||Island of Oahu 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325 Honolulu, HI 96813 tel (808) 587-0166 fax (808) 587-0160|
|Island of Maui 54 High Street, Room 101 Wailuku, HI 96793-0330 tel (808) 984-8100 fax (808) 984-8111||Island of Molokai P. O. Box 347 Kaunakakai, HI 96748 tel (808) 553-1745 fax (808) 553-1746|
|Island of Lanai P. O. Box 630732 Lanai City, HI 96763 tel (808) 565-7916 fax (808) 565-7917||Island of Hawaii 19 E. Kawili Street (or) P.O. Box 4849 Hilo, HI 96720 tel (808) 974-4221 fax (808) 974-4226|
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P = ONLY BY LOTTERY DRAWING ON DESIGNATED PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS – Tags or Permits Required
X = DURING LEGAL HUNTING SEASON ON PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS
Protected Game Mammals: Brush-tailed wallabies and wild cattle are protected in Hawaii and may not be hunted unless authorized by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife.
Requirements in Public Hunting Areas: The Division of Forestry and Wildlife maintains public hunting areas on each of the six major islands, where game mammal hunting is available to the public at various times during the year. Rules, based on hunter safety considerations and the environmental considerations have been established in these areas. Any person who hunts, serves as a guide, accompanies or assists a hunter on public hunting area is required to wear an exterior blaze orange garment which may be a shirt, vest, coat or jacket while they are engaged in those activities. The blaze orange material must be commercially manufactured and may be either solid or mesh with a maximum mesh size of one-eighth inch. The use of camouflage orange is prohibited. Blaze orange garments are not required on designated archery only public hunting areas.
Hunting Hours Game mammals may be hunted from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset, year-round. It is illegal to hunt during the period between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise or to hunt utilizing any form of artificial light. Legal hunting hours on private land are the same as on public hunting areas.
Legal Hunting Animals and Weapons When hunting with dogs where permitted, hunters may use any muzzeloading rifle with a minimum of 0.45 caliber bore diameter; any rifle using at least a 0.22 caliber magnum load or center fire cartridge; shotguns loaded with slugs or 00 or larger buckshot or spears or knives. When hunting without dogs, hunters may use any rifle with a muzzle energy rating of 1,200 foot pounds or more; shotguns loaded with 00 or larger buckshot and muzzleloader rifles with a minimum of 0.45 caliber bore diameter (Breech loaders may not be used during muzzleloader only designated hunts). When hunting with a bow, the following drawing tension requirements are applicable: Long bows must have a minimum of 40 pounds at a 28-inch draw; Recurved bows must have a minimum of 35 pounds; Compound bows must have a minimum of 30 pounds
Hunting on Private Land Game mammals may be hunted year-round on private land. Hunters must possess a valid State of Hawaii hunting license and have the permission of the landowner. Hunting fees, permitted hunting weapons and methods and other prohibitions and requirements for hunting game mammals on private land are established by the landowner. This is different from game bird hunting, where the State regulates the hunting season and bag limits on both public and private lands. The wearing of blaze orange is not a requirement on private lands unless the landowner deems it to be one.
Registering Firearms and Ammunition Firearms and ammunition brought into the State from outside must be registered within 48 hours after their arrival with the Chief of Police of the county of one's residence, business or sojourn. Contact the district police station on the appropriate island or an office of the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement. Minors (15 years of age and younger) who hunt using a firearm are required to obtain a permit from the county police department.
Thank you for your interest in hunting in Hawaii. While you are hunting in our state, please be respectful of the landowners, the land, other people, and the plants and animals that make Hawaii unique. If we all do so, then generations to come will have the same opportunities and abundant resources that we enjoy today. We wish you a safe, fun and productive experience while hunting in Hawaii. Malama pono.
Affirmative Action Statement The Department of Land and Natural Resources receives financial support under a variety of federal programs. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the laws of the State of Hawaii, the U.S. Government and the State of Hawaii prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, or if you desire further information please write to: Affirmative Action Officer Department of Land and Natural Resources Personnel Office 1151 Punchbowl St., Rm. 321 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813