Prepare for pig hunting season

The Board of Land and Natural Resources has announced the opening of feral pig hunting in Units A and J on the island of Kaua’i as provided for in Chapter 123, Exibit I, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting.”

All provisions of Chapter 123 rules shall remain in effect.

Hunting Unit A will open to feral pig hunting Feb. 1, and ending June 29, on Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays. Hawaii residents interested in hunting feral pig in Unit A will be charged a one time fee of $5 for their hunting permit ($25 for non-resident hunters).

The new hunting fee schedule for Hunting Unit A feral pig was reviewed by the Hawaii Hunting Area Council and Kaua’i Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committee, and subsequently approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources on Feb. 8.

Kaua’i hunters may purchase their permits today in the Lihue Division of Forestry and Wildlife office at 3060 Eiwa St., Room 306. Hunters must present their 2002-3 Hawaii Hunting License when purchasing the permit. Another person may purchase a permit, but must present the license of the hunter applying.

Hunters must sign in an sign out at either the Kokee or Kekaha Hunter Checking station for each day of hunting. The use of hunting dogs will not be permitted in Hunting Unit A. The bag limit will be one pig per hunter per day.

The Hunting Unit J – Archery Area will also be open to archers only for feral pig hunting on Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays beginning on Feb. 1, and ending June 29. No hunting permit will be required for this area, but each hunter must sign in and out at the Kokee Hunter Checking Station. Only legal archery equipment may be used. The use of hunting dogs will not be permitted in Unit J. The bag limit will be one pig per day.

For futher information, cal (808) 274-3433.

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