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Feral goat control permits available

LIHUE — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces an opportunity for interested individuals to assist the division in an animal control of feral goats in Hunting Unit F on Kauai.

Animal control is being limited to archery due to safety concerns. Interested individuals will need to show a valid hunting license and will be required to sign an animal control permit.

Animal control permits will be available at the Lihue Division of Forestry and Wildlife office at 3060 Eiwa St., Room 306, in Lihue.

Public archery only participation in the control of feral goats will proceed from Feb. 1 through June 29, 2014, on weekends and state holidays. The limit will be two feral goats (either sex) per hunter per day. Animals may be de-boned in the field. Proper disposal of carcasses is required. 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 274-3433.

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