State game-bird hunting dates announced

HONOLULU — The 2021-22 game bird hunting season will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 6, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and run through Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.

The last day for hunting mourning doves is Jan. 16, 2022.

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

HUNTING UNITS A, B, E, H and I on the island of Kauaʻi will be open for the entire 2021- 2022 game bird hunting season. Game bird hunting will be permitted on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Hunters planning to hunt in Unit I (Wailua Game Management Area) should review the hunting map at either Rice Gate or the Kondo Gate hunter check stations to find out which paddocks will be open to bird hunting. Wailua GMA maps are also available at the State Office building in Lihuʻe.

HUNTING UNIT J will be open to game bird hunting using archery equipment only during the regular season on weekends, Mondays and State holidays.

HUNTING UNIT L formerly WAIMEA HEIGHTS SPECIAL GAME BIRD HUNTING AREA will be open during the regular season on Saturdays and Sundays only. For more information on this hunting unit, please inquire with the Lihue DOFAW office at 274-3433.

Other private lands on the island of Kauaʻi are open to game bird hunting on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays, with landowner permission in accordance with HAR Chapter 13-122.

Public lands are open to game-bird hunting on weekends and state holidays.

Further information and additional details may be obtained by contacting the Lihu‘e DOFAW office at 808-274-3433 or by reviewing the Divisions Game Bird announcement at the following link: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/hunting-announcements/

This article was updated on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 to provide clearer information.

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