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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR seeks input on statewide hunting survey involving public lands only

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR-DOFAW) is seeking public comment from hunters on its annual statewide hunting survey. The purpose of this annual survey is to assist in improving DLNR’s game management in state public hunting areas.  DOFAW manages over one million acres of state land for wildlife-dependent recreation and conservation. Its Hawaii game management program provides opportunities for recreational and subsistence hunting of 16 species of game birds and 6 species of game mammals.

To participate in the survey, go to the DOFAW hunting website at and scroll down on the right side to Survey (answers are anonymous). The information provided will be used directly in the planning of upcoming hunting seasons.

Shaya Honarvar, DOFAW game program coordinator said, “This is an opportunity for you, the hunting public, to provide important data that will be used for decision-making and game program management. The results of this survey will be published on the DOFAW website.”

Anyone wishing to receive State of Hawai‘i hunting announcements and news via email can go to the same DOFAW hunting website and click on Newsletter to sign up for the free Go Hunt Hawaii quarterly newsletter.

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Media contact:

Deborah Ward
DLNR Communication specialist

Phone: (808) 587-0320