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Want to Go on a Hawaii Hunting Tour?

March 23, 2015, 1:15 PM HST
* Updated March 23, 2:57 PM
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Hunting is a popular past time in Hawaii, with deep roots in the ancient Hawaiian culture as well with the local community. Hawaii Hunting tours are a popular vacation activity, but most are unaware that in order to hunt on vacation in Hawaii, guests must first obtain a Hawaii Preserve Hunting License. Out of state licenses are not permitted, so if you want to hunt in Hawaii, you have to do some preparation ahead of time. Some Hawaii hunting tour companies can provide you with a temporary license, so definitely check with local companies first. Hawaii Hunting licenses can also be purchased by non-residents online.

Game Bird Hunting and Game Mammal Hunting are available throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and are most often experienced by visitors on a guided Hawaii Hunting Tour. Pending weather conditions and animal populations, Hawaii hunting seasons can be modified or cancelled in certain areas by the Division of Forestry & Wildlife (DOFAW). This is another thing that guests should research prior to hunting in Hawaii, and should contact the local DOFAW office prior to arriving on island.

DOFAW Offices

  • Island of Hawai’i-19 E. Kawili Street, Hilo, HI; 808-974-4221
  • Island of O’ahu- 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325, Honolulu, HI; 808-587-0166
  • Island of Maui- 54 High Street, Room 101, Wailuku, HI; 808-984-8100
  • Island of Kaua’i- 3060 Eiwa St., Room 306, Lihue, HI; 808-274-3433

When hunting in Hawaii, guests have an opportunity to hunt many game birds including: Ring-Necked Pheasant, Green Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Erckels Francolin, Chukar Partridge, California Quail, Japanese Quail, Chestnut-Bellied Sand Grouse, Mourning Dove, Spotted Dove, Barred Dove and Wild Turkey.

Various Game Mammals can also be hunted in Hawaii, but is often restricted pending season and animal populations. Game mammals in Hawaii include: Feral Pig, Mouflan Sheep, Feral Sheep, Mouflan-Feral Hybrid Sheep, Axis Deer, Black-tail Deer and Feral Goat. Bush-tailed Wallabies and Wild Cattle are protected in Hawaii, and can only be hunted if authorized by the DOFAW.

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For more information about Hawaii Hunting Tours, visit www.hunt.parkerranch.com, www.hawaiisafaris.com, www.hookyouupoutfitters.com, or www.naheleoutfitters.com

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