Sports

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
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

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.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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.

 

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.