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02/16/24 – HAWAIʻI ISLAND 2024 SPRING BEARDED TURKEY SEASON

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02/16/24 - HAWAIʻI ISLAND 2024 SPRING BEARDED TURKEY SEASON

Posted on Feb 21, 2024 in Forestry & Wildlife, Main, News Releases, slider
JOSH GREEN, M.D.
GOVERNOR
DAWN CHANG
CHAIRPERSON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 16, 2024

HAWAIʻI ISLAND 2024 SPRING BEARDED TURKEY SEASON

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(HONOLULU) - The 2024 Spring Bearded Turkey Hunting Season will begin on Friday, March 1, 2024 and run for 46 consecutive days through Monday, April 15. The spring season will be for bearded turkeys only, in locations identified below.

Open Turkey Hunting Areas Special Conditions Season Dates Hunting Hours
Unit A - Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and GMA Mammal hunting will also be open above the treeline for rifles, muzzleloaders, handguns, and shotguns. Archery mammal hunting below the treeline is permitted using blaze orange. March 1 - April 15, 2024 (46 consecutive days) One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Unit G - Kaʻohe GMA Also open daily to mammal hunting for archery.
Unit F - Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Forest Reserve All gates must be closed. Paddocks where cattle are present will be closed to hunting.
Unit E - Kīpuka ʻĀinahou (Archery only) Mammal hunting concurrent on weekend and state holidays - DHHL portion closed March 1 - 31, 2024

(31 consecutive days)

Private Lands Hunters required to have valid hunting license, current turkey tags and landowner permission March 1 - April 15, 2024

(46 consecutive days)

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Bag Limits and Tags

The daily bag limit will be three bearded turkeys per hunter, with a season bag limit of three. All hunters must have a current unused turkey tag while hunting. Tags are currently $5/tag for residents and $20/tag for non-residents. Turkey tags are non-transferable and must be fastened with snaps and secured tightly around the neck or tarsus of any bird taken immediately after the kill. Tags purchased online shall be printed, placed in a resealable plastic bag, and secured with a rubber band. Tags may be purchased online and at a few commercial vendors on the island of Hawaiʻi. Additional Turkey hunting areas may be available as the season opens and will be announced.

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RESOURCES

(All images/video courtesy: DLNR)

Hunting information (including purchasing tags and permits): http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting

Gamebird hunting information and rules: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/bird/

For more information, contact the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife at:

Hilo: 808-974-4221

Waimea: 808-887-6063

Main office: 808-587-0166

Media Contact:

Ryan Aguilar

Communications Specialist

Hawai'i Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

[email protected]