From the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources - Feral Goat, Sheep Control Permits Announced For Pu’u Wa’awa’a Forest Reserve-Makai And Mauka Sections
- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is issuing permits for control of feral goats in the makai portion —and feral goat and feral sheep in the mauka portion —of the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a (PWW) Forest Reserve, pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,”䅉-123-9, “Nuisance or crop damage.” These programs will be conducted on weekends only, in two phases. Phase 1
will begin Sept. 20, 2014 – Oct. 19, 2014. Phase 2
will begin Feb. 7, 2015 – Mar. 15, 2015.
For PWW Makai (below Mamalahoa Highway), the program will be limited to archery for the first three (3) weekends of Phase 1, from Sept. 20, 2014 – Oct. 5, 2014 and the first four (4) weekends of Phase 2, from Feb. 7, 2015 – Mar. 1, 2015. The program will be limited to muzzleloader for the last two weekends of Phase 1, from Oct. 11-19, 2014, and the last two (2) weekends of Phase 2, from Mar. 7-15, 2015. The bag limit on goats for PWW Makai will be two (2) per hunter per day of the program. Deboning is not allowed, but quartering feral goats is permissible with skin attached for identification purposes. For safety purposes, a maximum of 50 permittees will be allowed in the PWW Makai section per day.
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