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Nānāwale Forest Reserve


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  • Lat/Lng

    19.51216, -154.89948
  • Size

    1848.09 acres

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Nānāwale Forest Reserve is located on the east side of the island of Hawaiʻi in the district of Puna. The reserve was first designated on December 22, 1928, by Governorʻs Proclamation, and currently consists of approximately 2,556 acres. Nānāwale Forest Reserve is currently composed of three separate sections.

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