State of Hawaii
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Legal Notice DOFAW 06-10
SPECIAL GOAT HUNTING SEASON TO OPEN IN KALALAU VALLEY, KAUAI
Pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123 (13-123-4 and 5) the Department of Land and Natural Resources announced today the opening of a special rifle feral goat hunting in the Kalalau valley and Pohakuao portions of Hunting Unit G (between Manono ridge and Kalepa ridges) to control goats within this section of the Na Pali Coast State Park.
The special hunting season is considered an animal control hunt. The game resource will be made available to a limited number of hunters selected by lottery. The hunting season will be held for one weekend only on August 26-27, 2006. Up to thirty hunters will be eligible to hunt during the weekend hunt. Between twenty-seven (27) and thirty (30) hunters will be drawn for each weekend depending upon the last hunter group size drawn. (Not to exceed 30 hunters per weekend).
The bag limit will be four (4) goats per hunter; however two goats must be nannies (females). Hunters will be permitted to use either muzzleloading or conventional rifles but may carry only one firearm on his/her person while hunting.
Applications are now available at any district Division of Forestry and Wildlife office. Hunters may apply singly or up to a maximum group size of four (4). There will be no exceptions. Each hunter applicant will be required to pay a non-refundable $5.00 application fee. A list of qualified hunter applicants will be posted on the day of the lottery (July 5, 2006) for public view in the Lihue Division of Forestry and Wildlife office, Room 306, Lihue State Office Building.
The deadline for submitting application forms and application fees to the Lihue Division of Forestry and Wildlife is 4:00 p.m, Wednesday, June 28, 2006.
Hunters interested in attending the public lottery are welcome. The lottery will be held on July 5, 2006 in the second floor conference room 209 in the Lihue State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa Street, Lihue, Kauai at 3:00 p.m.
Successfully drawn hunters will be notified by telephone or by mail after the official lottery results are final and will be given further instructions on purchasing their hunting and camping permits. Hunting permits will be $10.00 per resident hunter ($25.00 for non-resident hunters) and camping permits will be $10.00 per person per night.
The deadline to receive full payment of hunting and camping permits will be July 28, 2006 for the August hunt. Unfilled permits past the deadline will be offered to the next eligible hunter or hunter group on the lottery list until all vacant slots are filled.
Those drawn for the hunt will be allowed to enter Kalalau valley on the Friday prior to their assigned hunting weekend. This will allow time to set up camp and scout the hunting area, but no hunting will be permitted on Friday. Hunters must provide their own round-trip transportation (via boat or foot only; no helicopter transportation will be permitted). State Conservation and Resource Enforcement Officers will be present during the hunt.
The provision for this special hunting season was reviewed and approved by the Kauai Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committee on March 2, 2006. For additional information, please visit the nearest Division of Forestry and Wildlife office and pick up application form and instruction sheet or contact the Division of Forestry and Wildlife at the following telephone numbers:
Kauai 274-3433 Molokai 533-1745 Oahu 587-0166
Lanai 565-6688 Maui 984-8100 Hawaii 887-6063
Hawaii 933-4221 (SB05523082 5/31/06)
State of Hawaii