Hunters sought to assist with animal removal

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife will soon begin constructing a fence in the upper Honopu Valley.

The purpose of this fence is to remove hooved animals that are damaging threatened and endangered plants and seabirds occurring in this forested area. The fence will contain step-thru gates to allow public access into fenced areas.

Construction will be ongoing due to weather and varying field conditions, but is expected to begin this month and be completed by March 2021.

The hunting community is encouraged to hunt this area in anticipation of it being fenced. All hunters must adhere to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting” for Unit H on Kaua‘i. However, DOFAW reminds hunters that currently there are increased hunting days due to the COVID-19 impacts on Kaua‘i, and these increased days are subject to change.

Hunters are advised to check kauaiforestusers.com for updates on when and where construction activities will occur.

For questions regarding the fence construction, contact Chris Mottley, Natural Area Reserves System specialist, at 645-1910.

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