Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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State of Hawaii DLNR announces goat hunting to open on Kauai

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is pleased to
announce the opening of archery,

muzzleloading rifle, and high-powered rifle hunting seasons for
feral goats on the island ofKauai.

Pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123 “Rules Regulating Game Mammal
Hunting,” the following

rules and conditions will be in effect for the hunt:

No permit or tag fees will be assessed during the 2011 Kauai goat
hunting season.

ARCHERY ONLY SEASON: Kauai archers must present their 2011-12
Hawaii Hunting

License in order to obtain their permits starting Monday, June 27,
2011 in the Lihue DOFAW

office at 3060 Eiwa St., Room 306. Another person may pick up your
permit, but must present

your license. Neighbor island archers may pick up an application
form now at the DO FA W office

on their island and mail it to the Lihue DOFA W office at the
address above. Specific instructions

are on the application form. Validated archery permits will be
mailed to each hunter after

application has been received. Unit F and K bow hunters must
and sign-out at either the

Waimea Heights or the Kokee Hunter Checking Station. Unit G bow
hunters must obtain a Unit

G-Archery Pass from the Lihue DOFA W office. Each pass is good for
three (3) consecuti ve days

and is free of charge.

Unit A MuzzIeloader Season: Muzzleload hunters will be assigned two
weekends in the Unit A

hunting area through public lottery. Applications for the
Muzzleload season are in conjunction

with the rifle season applications. The season duration is July
16th to September 4th on weekends

only. The deadline for submitting applications for the muzzleloader
hunt is 4:00 p.m.,

Wednesday. June 8. 2011. Specific information may be obtained on
the application form.

Hunters are allowed limited vehicle access through the com fields
to access Hunting Unit A using

the “water tank valley” access road or the Polihale road junction
below Mana Ridge. Hunters

must first sign-in at the Polihale Beach, Polihale road junction or
Mana Tunnels hunter checking

station and sign-out after hunting. Hunters are advised to keep
their fireanns cased and unloaded

while driving through the corn fields. Unit A is open to muzzleload
firearms only. For more

information on the access, please call the Kauai Division of
Forestry and Wildlife (DOFA W)

office at 274-3433.

REGULAR RIFLE SEASON: Applications for the 20 11 Kauai Goat Rifle
season in Units B, E

and H are now available at all participating hunting license
vendors on Kauai and all DOFA W

offices. A maximum of eight (8) hunters may apply together as a
hunting group (no exceptions).

Rifle hunters will be assigned two weekends: One weekend in Hunting
Unit H on the Na Pali

Coast and another weekend in Hunting Units 8 and E of Waimea
Canyon. The season duration is

July 161h to September 41h on weekends only. Specific information
may be obtained on the

application form. The deadline for submitting applications for the
regular rifle hunt is 4:00

p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The public drawing to assign hunting
dates will be held in the

Lihue State Office Building Conference Room at 4:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, June 15,2011.

All hunters who participate in the rifle season must have a valid
2011-12 Hawaii State hunting

license on their person while they are hunting. Hunters will have
the option of using a

conventional rifle, muzzleloader rifle, handgun or archery
equipment on their assigned hunting

weekend, but may carry only one means of take while actually
hunting. Hunters will also be

allowed to take pigs on their assigned hunting weekend and the bag
limit will be one pig per

hunter per day. Permit-tags are non-transferable between hunters.
Hunters must

immediately tag their animal upon taking it. Boning of game will be
permitted, but the

unskinned tail must be left attached to the carcass. Each fIrearm
hunter is required to wear a

blaze-orange shirt or vest, sign-in and out at a hunter checking
station, observe legal hunting

hours and safety zones and the lawful carriage of fireanns during
the goat hunting season Hunters

are reminded to review Title 13, Chapter 123 “Rules Regulating Game
Mammal Hunting.” prior

to hunting.







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