Goat Hunting Opens on Kaua’i
By Wendy Osher
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced the opening of archery, muzzleloading rifle, and high-powered rifle hunting seasons for feral goats on Kaua‘i.
No permit or tag fees will be assessed during the 2012 Kaua‘i goat hunting season.
For more information, those in Maui County can call the respective island DOFAW offices at: Maui 984-8100; Moloka‘i 553-4515; and Lana‘i 565-7916.
For the Archery hunt, Kaua‘i archers must present their 2012-13 Hawai‘i Hunting License in order to obtain their permits starting Monday, June 25, 2012.
Neighbor island archers may pick up an application form now at the DOFAW office on their island and mail it to the Lihue DOFAW office at: 3060 Eiwa St., Room 306.
Validated archery permits will be mailed to each hunter after applications have been received.
For the Muzzleloader hunt, individuals will be assigned two weekends in the Unit A hunting area through public lottery. Applications for the Muzzleload season are in conjunction with the rifle season applications.
The muzzleloader season duration is from July 14 to September 2 on weekends only. The deadline for submitting applications for the muzzleloader hunt is 4 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2012.
For the regular rifle season, applications are now available at all participating hunting license vendors on Kaua‘i and all DOFAW offices, with a maximum of eight hunters permitted to apply together as a hunting group.
Rifle hunters will be assigned two weekends: One weekend in Hunting Unit H on the Na Pali Coast; and another weekend in Hunting Units B and E of Waimea Canyon.
The regular rifle hunting season duration is from July 14 to September 2 on weekends only. The deadline for submitting applications for the regular rifle hunt is 4 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2012. The public drawing to assign hunting dates will be held in the Lihu‘e State Office Building Conference Room at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
Hunters will also be allowed to take pigs on their assigned hunting weekend and the bag limit will be one pig per hunter per day.
More information is available by calling the following island DOFAW offices at: Kaua‘i 274-3433; O‘ahu 587-0166; Kamuela 887-6063; Maui 984-8100; Moloka‘i 553-4515; Lana‘i 565-7916; and Hilo 974-4221.
***Supporting information courtesy State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.