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Hawaii offers bird and game mammal hunting in their tropical woodlands. Game mammal hunting is offered on the six major islands in the State of Hawai‘i: Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i and the big island of Hawai‘i. Each of these islands has one or more public hunting areas (called Hunting Units), which are open for hunting at certain times during each year.
Game mammals consist of the following: Ferel Pig, Mouflon Sheep, Ferel Sheep, Mouflon-ferel hybrid sheep, Axis Deer, Black-tail deer, and Feral Goat.
Game bird hunting consists of the following: Ring-necked Pheasant, Green Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Erckel’s Francolin, Chukar Partridge, California Quail, Gambel’s Quail, Japanese Quail, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Mourning Dove, Spotted Dove, Barred Dove, and Wild Turkey. Only shotguns, and bow and arrow may be used to hunt game birds.
Axis Deer is only offered on the island of Lanai. See dates below.
The 2023 Lanai Axis Deer and Mouflon Sheep Season will consist of four (4) hunts:
Black Tail Deer is offered on the island of Kauai. See dates below.
Unit A: March 1 – April 15, 2024
Unit G: March 1 – April 15, 2024
Unit F: March 1 – April 15, 2024
Private Lands: March 1 – April 15, 2024
See the map below for a breakdown of Hawaii's hunting zones:
Turkey Hunting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Game mammals may be hunted from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset, year-round. It is illegal to hunt during the period between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise or to hunt utilizing any form of artificial light
Official State Site: https://gohunthawaii.ehawaii.gov