Department of Lands and Natural Resources

For immediate release: February 3, 2022

ARCHERY HUNTING IN PU’U ANAHULU GAME MANAGEMENT AREA WILL OPEN IN MARCH

(Hilo) – Archery hunting in the Pu’u Anahulu Game Management Area (GMA) will begin on Saturday, March 5, 2022 and will continue on weekends and holidays until Sunday, June 26, 2022 .

The following conditions and restrictions will apply for hunting:

The daily bag limit will be one pig of either sex, one male sheep (ram) and two goats (of any sex) per hunter per day. These are also the seasonal limits for each species.

Hunters will need to obtain 2022 ram and goat tags to legally hunt in this area. Labels can be purchased online or at Pu’u Anahulu Hunter Check Station the first weekend (March 5-6, 2022) between 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. To schedule an in-person appointment, please call the Kamuela office of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) at (808) 887-6063 or the Hilo office at (808) 974-4221. For in-person appointments, payment will only be accepted by money order or exact cash. Sheep and goat tag fees will be $10/tag for residents and $25/tag for non-residents.

Harvest tags will not be transferable and must be placed through the animal’s hind leg immediately after each kill. Tags purchased online should be printed, placed in a zip lock bag and attached to the animal’s hind leg with a rubber band. Additional goat tags, beyond the season limit of 2, can be purchased after a nuisance control permit has been issued to the hunter. To apply for a nuisance control permit, email [email protected] with the request.

ATVs will be allowed in the area and must stay on designated roads.

Report gambling law violations or suspicious activity to DLNR’s Division of Resource Conservation and Enforcement (DOCARE) at (808) 974-6208 in Hilo. After hours and on weekends and public holidays, calls can be made free of charge to DOCARE at 643-DLNR (643-3567). This area may be closed to hunting and other public access at any time due to wildfire or fire hazard.

For more information, contact the DOFAW offices in Hilo at (808) 974-4221 or in Kamuela at (808) 887-6063.

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To purchase hunting tags: https://gohunthawaii.ehawaii.gov/public/tags

Game Hunting Rules: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dofaw/files/2013/09/HAR-123-Game-Mammals.pdf

Media Contact:

AJ McWhorter
Communications Specialist
Hawaii Department of Lands and Natural Resources
[email protected]
808-587-0396 (Communications Office)

Earnest A. Martinez