In regard to hunting rules for game birds and mammals, DLNR will hold statewide public hearings, starting November 8, on amendments to update hunting rules for game birds and game mammals.
A public information meeting will be held at the Mitchell Pauole Center on Monday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m., followed by public hearing at 7 p.m.
The proposed changes relate mainly to re-establishing the stamp, tag and application hunting fees in place before 2008, providing for permits for disabled hunters, and updating descriptions and maps of public hunting areas. This includes removal of some Natural Area Reserves from public hunting, and adding public hunting areas such as the Pu`u Mali Mitigation Area on Hawaii Island and agricultural lands on Kauai.
The full text of the proposed rules with amendments can be found at http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/rules or at DOFAW district and administrative offices.