Hunter Education Seminar to be held at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a

June 9, 2018, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated June 8, 12:25 PM
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Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve. DLNR courtesy photo.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will host an orientation and overview for hunters at the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The seminar, which is part of DLNR’s Hunter Education Program, will promote hunting access and participation in the forest reserve.

It will include:

  • instructions to prevent the spread of rapid ohi‘a death (ROD) during forest visits;
  • maps and visual overviews of hunting units in the area;
  • entry procedures for the area;
  • discussion of game, seasons, and regulations governing hunting in Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve;
  • orientation of major roads, landmarks, and boundary fences and markers.

The seminar is being offered to Hunter Education Program graduates over the age of 18 who possess a current Hawai‘i hunting license and are in compliance with Hawai‘i hunting regulations.

Limited spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required, restricted to one adult per household. To register, or for more information, call 1 (866) 563-4868.


During the seminar, all forest reserve rules must be followed and participants will be required to sign a liability waiver. Four-wheel drive transportation through the forest reserve area will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own snacks and a lunch. Bottled water will be provided.


No hunting equipment will be permitted with the exception of binoculars and a small belt or pocket knife. Boots must be clean, weed-free and will be sanitized at the site.



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