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‘Ewa Forest Reserve (Poamoho Sec.)



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    4625.11 acres

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ʻEwa Forest Reserve is located in central Oʻahu spread across the districts of Wahiawa and ʻEwa. The reserve was first designated on March 9, 1906, by Governorʻs Proclamation, and currently consists of approximately 7,807 acres. ʻEwa Forest Reserve is currently composed of three separate sections along the leeward side of the Koʻolau mountains.

The Ewa Forest Reserve (Poamoho Section) delivers a diverse opportunity for recreational hunting which include two ungulate species (feral pig and goat).

The area offers game mammals (feral pigs and feral goats) to be taken by rifles, shotguns, handguns, and archery (dogs are not permitted). There is no season limit, two pigs and two goats of either sex per hunter per day is the bag limit. Open hunting period is year-round. To find out the open hunting days, contact DOFAW Oahu Branch for information (or the phone number below). More hunting information for game mammals can be found on Exhibit 3.

Helpful Links:

Hunting License

Game Mammal Hunting Rules (Ch. 123)

Allowed Activities
Rifle Hunting
Bow Hunting
Dog Walking
Rules & Regulation
Dogs Permitted
No Illegal Substances
No Unmanned Aircrafts

Additional Information


DOFAW manages public hunting on all Forest Reserve System lands. DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) carries out enforcement of hunting regulations (Chapter 122 Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting, and Chapter 123 Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting).

General hunting regulations can be found in Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Title 13 Chapter 121. Current information regarding hunting rules, seasons and bag limits for all game species can be obtained by contacting the DOFAW Oahu office at 2135 Makiki Heights Dr. Honolulu, Hawai‘i, (808) 973-9782. 

All persons are required to have a valid Hawai‘i hunting license on their person to hunt or have a bagged game mammal in their possession.

Hunting licenses may be purchased online from, from any DOFAW office or from any registered hunting license vendor. All hunting license applicants must show proof of having successfully completed a hunter education course that is recognized by the National Hunter Education Association.