Seasonal Archery Hunting Opens in Pu’uanahulu GMA
Hunters are required to obtain 2016 ram and goat tags. The tags can be picked up from any of the Hawai’i Island Division of Forestry and Wildlife offices.
Sheep and goat tag fees are $10 per tag for residents and $25 per tag for non-residents.
Hunters must be in possession of an unused 2016 ram or goat tag to continue hunting in the area.
According to DLNR, the harvest tags are not transferable and must be placed through the hind leg of the animal immediately after each kill.
In addition, all-terrain vehicles are permitted in the area and are required to remain on designated roads.
Season length, bag limits, and hunting areas are those established in Title 13, Chapter 123, and “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting.” The following conditions and restrictions will apply for the hunt:
The daily bag limit will be one pig of either sex, one male sheep (ram), or two goats (any sex) per hunter per day. These are also the season limits for each species.
Any suspicious activity or game law violations should be reported to the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement in Hilo at 974-6208.
After hour, weekend, and holiday calls can be made to DLNR enforcement at 643-DLNR (643-3567).
The area may be closed to hunting and other public access at any time due to wildland fire or fire hazards.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Division of Forestry and Wildlife offices in Hilo at 974-4232 or in Kamuela at 887-6063.