Game Bird Hunting Season opens Nov. 6

  • A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp (pcitured) are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. (Courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The 2021-22 Game Bird Hunting Season opens Nov. 6, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife recently announced.

The fall game bird hunting season will run through Jan. 30. To comply with federal mandates, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and to meet current state regulations, the last day for hunting mourning dove will be Jan. 16. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands.

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Detailed information on hunting units on each island, open days, and other instructions can be found on the DOFAW website under “Hunting Announcements.”

Privately owned lands are open to game bird hunting on weekends, state holidays, and Wednesdays and Thursdays for Units A, G, PTA, and private lands during the regular game bird hunting season with landowner permission and in accordance with HAR Chapter13-122.

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All game bird hunters should be familiar with Title 13, Chapter 122 “Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting.” Hunters will be required to check-in and out at established hunter check stations or through the OuterSpatial mobile application unless otherwise indicated.

For more information on the Big Island, call the DOFAW office in Hilo at (808) 974-4221 or Waimea at (808) 887-6063.

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