Nominations Sought for New State Game Management Advisory Commission

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Nominations Sought for New State Game Management Advisory Commission

Children on the island of Molokai learning Hawaiian subsistence practices back in 2007. Photo by Léo Azambuja

Children on the island of Molokai learning Hawaiian subsistence practices back in 2007. Photo by Léo Azambuja

Individuals with an interest in representing the interests of local hunters and actively participating in Hawai‘i’s game resource management are welcome and encouraged to apply to serve on a new statewide Game Management Advisory Commission.

The commission will serve in an advisory capacity to the state Board of Land and Natural Resources and may recommend policies and criteria regarding the management, protection and promotion of public hunting in Hawai‘i. Additionally, the commission may recommend amendments to existing department policies

The nine-member Commission will consist of: one member each from Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Lanai and Molokai, two from the county of Hawai‘i, one at-large member as well as the chairperson of BLNR or the chairperson’s designated representative.

House Bill 1041, establishing a statewide Game Management Advisory Commission was signed into law as Act 210, on July 5, 2016

hunting-feralpig-300x210In order to be eligible to serve on the commission, one member must be a hunter licensed in the state under this chapter and with leadership experience in working directly with local hunter or shooting organizations. At least one member is also required to have knowledge, experience and expertise in the area of native Hawaiian cultural practices.

Applications may be made at http://boards.hawaii.gov/apply/apply-for-a-board/. Select DLNR – Game Management Advisory Commission.

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:28+00:00 July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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