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Mauna Loa Forest Reserve



Mauna Loa Forest Reserve is a large 54,662-acres located on the north region of Mauna Loa volcano. This forest reserve is the home to Mauna Loa Observatory Road, which is a Na Ala Hele managed hiking trail. Hikers, bikers, and 4-wheel drive enthusiasts can traverse this 17.5 mile trail to enjoy scenic viewpoints, nature viewpoints, and the summit of Mauna Loa at the end of the road. Portions of this Forest Reserve is also dedicated to hunting as a Game Management Area with a hunter check station on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

Game mammal and Game bird hunting opportunities are offered on the six major islands in the State of Hawai‘i: (Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i and the big island of Hawai‘i). Each of these islands has one or more State-designated public hunting areas (called Hunting Units), which are open for hunting at certain times during each year. Game mammal and game bird hunting opportunities are also available on private lands as well. Occasionally, the Division of Forestry & Wildlife (DOFAW) may modify or cancel a hunting season in a particular area to adjust for changes in weather conditions or animal populations.

Division of Forestry and Wildlife Hunting Website

Game Mammal Hunting Rules and Exhibits

Game Bird Hunting Rules and Exhibits