Game bird hunting season announced for Hawaii Island

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announced Monday the opening of bird hunting in the Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area.

Game bird hunting in this area will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays beginning on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.

Hunters must check in at the Von Holt Memorial Hunter check station.

Hunting will be allowed on open hunting days from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All hunters must check out of the hunting area by 6 p.m.

Hunting areas may change based upon landowners’ operational needs. Keep all gates closed.

Maps of the hunting area will be made available at the Hilo and Kamuela DOFAW offices and at the hunter check station on hunting days.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the DOFAW office in Kamuela at (808) 887-6063.

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