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Where and when to hunt game birds this season

LIHU‘E — The 2021-22 game bird hunting season reopened on Saturday, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and run through Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.

The last day for hunting mourning doves is Jan. 16, 2022.

A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game-bird hunting on public and private lands.

Hunting Units A, B, E, H and I on Kaua‘i will be open for the entire 2021- 2022 game bird hunting season. Game bird hunting will be permitted on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Hunters planning to hunt in Unit I (Wailua Game Management Area) should review the hunting map at either Rice Gate or the Kondo Gate hunter check stations to find out which paddocks will be open to bird hunting. Wailua GMA maps are also available at the State Office building in Lihu‘e.

Hunting Unit J will be open to game bird hunting using archery equipment only during the regular season on weekends, Mondays and State holidays.

Hunting Unit L, formerly the Waimea Heights Special Game Bird Hunting Area, will be open during the regular season on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Other private lands on the island of Kaua‘i are open to game bird hunting on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays, with landowner permission in accordance with HAR Chapter 13-122.

Public lands are open to game bird hunting on weekends and state holidays.

More information may be obtained by contacting the Lihu‘e DOFAW office at 808-274-3433 or by reviewing the Divisions Game Bird announcement at the following link: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/hunting-announcements/
Source: The Garden Island

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