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Hauʻula Forest Reserve



On the Northeast area of Oahu, the Hau'ula Forest Reserve delivers a diverse opportunity for recreational hunting which include two ungulate species (feral pig and goat).

Hau'ula Forest Reserve is a mountainous area on the Northeast side of Oahu that is a dense rain forest. 

The reserve was first designated on October 13, 1913, by Governorʻs Proclamation, and currently consists of approximately 11,254 acres, making it the largest forest reserve on Oʻahu. The reserve is currently composed of seven separate sections, covering much of the forested lands mauka of Honolulu.

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 and the open hunting days are daily. More hunting information for game mammals can be found on Exhibit 3.

Helpful Links:

Hunting License

Game Mammal Hunting Rules (Ch. 123)

Allowed Activities
Rules & Regulation
No Illegal Substances
No Unmanned Aircrafts
Dogs Permitted

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Take a left off of Kamehameha Highway (heading North) onto Hauula Homesteads Road and continue on a slight right to Maakua Road when it begins to fork. Parking is located at the end of the road and before the DOFAW gate.


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.