Unit B; KAU FOREST RESERVE / KAU FR (KAPAPALA SEC.)
The Ka‘ū Forest Reserve was established by Governor’s Proclamation on August 2, 1906 to protect the forest on the lower slopes of Mauna Loa in the Ka‘ū District on the southeastern side of the island of Hawai‘i. The Reserve is public land, managed by DOFAW, and consists of approximately 61,000 acres of forested lands. Ka‘ū Forest Reserve was established to maintain the necessary water supply for agricultural lands in Ka‘ū.
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