Maunakea opened for hunting

HONOLULU — State hunting units A, K, and G, in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and Natural Area Reserve, closed since July 15, reopened late last week. The units were closed to protect public safety and provide security for the safe movement of heavy construction equipment associated with the Thirty Meter Telescope.

We announced at the beginning that these units would reopen as soon as practicable and with Gov. (David) Ige lifting the emergency proclamation earlier this week, it is no longer necessary to continue to restrict access to these popular hunting areas. In the future, depending on circumstances, the hunting units could be temporarily closed again,” DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said in a press release.

Originally the units were scheduled to be closed through Aug. 12.

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