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Game Bird Hunting Season Opens This Weekend

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This year’s game bird hunting season will begin on Saturday and run through Jan. 25, the Department of Land and Natural Resources announced today.

A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. 

Privately owned lands are open to game bird hunting on weekends, state holidays and Wednesdays – Thursdays for Units A, G, PTA and private lands throughout the season, with landowner permission and in accordance with Chapter 13-122.

All game bird hunters should be familiar with Hawai’i Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 122 “Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting.”

Hunters will be required to check in and out at established hunter check stations. Permission from landowners is required before seeking to hunt on private land.


The department is asking all hunters to avoid parking or driving in tall grass to avoid igniting a wildfire.


Detailed information on hunting units on each islands, open days and other instructions is available online.

Game law violations can be reported by calling 643- DLNR (3567) or by downloading the Hawai’i Division of Conservation and Resource Tip application.

Further information may be obtained by contacting DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife offices at the following phone numbers:  Kaua’i:  274-3433; O’ahu:  587-0166; Maui:  984-8100; Moloka’i:  553-1745; Lānaʻi:  565-7916; Hilo: 974-4221; Kamuela: 887-6063.

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