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Game Bird Hunting Season Opens in November

Posted October 11, 2021, 11:02 AM HST

The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is opening the game bird hunting season on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. 

To comply with federal mandates, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and to meet current state regulations, the last day for hunting mourning dove will be Jan. 16, 2022. 

A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. 

Detailed information on hunting units on each island, open days, and other instructions can be found on the DOFAW website under “hunting announcements.” 

Privately owned lands are open to game bird hunting on weekends, state holidays, and Wednesdays/Thursdays for Units A, G, PTA, and private lands during the regular game bird hunting season with landowner permission and in accordance with HAR Chapter13-122. 


All game bird hunters should be familiar with Title 13, Chapter 122 “Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting.” Hunters will be required to check-in and out at established hunter check stations or through the OuterSpatial mobile application unless otherwise indicated above. Landowners’ permission is required when seeking to hunt on private land. 

Hunters can help prevent wildfires by not parking or driving in tall grass or brush. Report fires to 911.  

Report game law violators to the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) by calling 643-DLNR (-3567) or find out how to download the DOCARE Tip application online.

Further information may be obtained by contacting statewide DOFAW offices at the following phone numbers:

  • Hilo: 974-4221
  • Kamuela: 887-6063
  • Kaua‘i: 274-3433
  • O‘ahu: 587-0166
  • Maui: 984-8100; Molokaʻi: 553-1745
  • Lāna‘i:  565-7916

Hunting announcements are available at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/hunting-announcements/.

Administrative rules for all legal hunting days are available at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dofaw/rules/.

The OuterSpatial Mobile App is available at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dofaw/app/.

Hunting license or game bird stamp, visit https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/