QUICK PLAYS for December 6
Game bird hunting season runs through mid-January
HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources reminds the public that the 2012-13 game bird hunting season will run through Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 with legal hunting days on Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays.
The season began on Nov. 3.
Department biologists are predicting a below average season of bird hunting, with lingering drought impacts in many parts of the state.
A Dec. 31, 2007 appellate court ruling determined that no game bird stamp sales are allowed for hunting.
A valid hunting license only is required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands.
All game bird hunting is regulated by Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 122 (see hawaii.gov/ dlnr/dofaw under “Administrative Rules”).
Maui’s game bird hunting areas include the Kula Forest Reserve and Cooperative Lease Area (Hunting Unit C), Kahakuloa Game Management Area and West Maui Forest Reserve (Hunting Unit F), and Kahakuloa Natural Area Reserve (Unit N).
Game mammal hunting will be closed within Unit C on legal game bird hunting days.
‘Ama’ama season closed
WAILUKU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources reminds the public that fishing season for ‘ama’ama, or striped mullet, will be closed from Dec. 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.
The ‘ama’ama are entering their peak spawning season, and the winter closure is designed to protect the species from overfishing.
Copies of statewide fishing regulations are available at all DLNR-Aquatics offices throughout the islands.