Shorter Hunting Season Announced for Hawaii Mourning Dove

Honolulu – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces a shorter hunting season for the mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) to meet current state regulations and to comply with federal mandates, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The last day for hunting mourning dove is now January 12, 2020.

The fall game bird hunting season for all other game birds will remain unchanged and will run through Sunday, January 26, 2020. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands.

All game bird hunting is regulated by chapter 13-122, Hawaii Administrative Rules (see: “Administrative Rules” for all legal hunting days). Contact the Division of Forestry and Wildlife at (808) 587-0166 with any questions regarding the shorter mourning dove hunting season.