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Game Management Advisory Commission Seeks Members

July 18, 2016, 10:58 AM HST
* Updated July 18, 11:00 AM
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Deer taken on Hawaii Island

Hunting in Hawai‘i. DLNR photo.

Individuals who want to represent the interests of local hunters and actively participate in Hawai‘i’s game resource management are encouraged to apply to serve on a new statewide Game Management Advisory Commission.

The commission will serve in an advisory capacity to the state Board of Land and Natural Resources and may recommend policies and criteria regarding the management, protection and promotion of public hunting in Hawai‘i. Additionally, the commission may recommend amendments to existing department policies.

The nine-member commission will consist of: two members from the County of Hawai‘i and one member each from Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Lāna‘i and Moloka‘i; one at-large member; and a chairperson of the DLNR board or the chairperson’s designated representative.

House Bill 1041, establishing a statewide Game Management Advisory Commission was signed into law as Act 210, on July 5, 2016.

In order to be eligible to serve on the commission, one member must be a hunter licensed in the state under this chapter and with leadership experience in working directly with local hunter or shooting organizations.

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At least one member is also required to have knowledge, experience and expertise in the area of native Hawaiian cultural practices.

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Applications may be made online through the state’s website for Boards and Commissions (select DLNR – Game Management Advisory Commission).

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