Problem Pigs-Responding to Public Concern Over Hawaii’s Feral Pig Population

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In 2006, mauka communities in and around Honolulu (primarily the Tantalus/Round Top area above Makiki Heights) were experiencing new or rapidly increasing pig presence. These pigs damaged gardens and yards on private property. As a result, these communities worked with the Legislature to pass House Concurrent Resolution No. 98.

The resolution requests that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources to prepare a plan to identify problem feral pig areas and reduce the feral pig population by considering, but not being limited by the following approaches:


*(1) Expanding game management areas;

*(2) Expanding public hunting areas;

*(3) Lengthening the hunting season for feral pigs;

*(4) Eliminating the bag limit on feral pigs;

*(5) Contracting with private hunters for the removal of feral pigs; and

*(6) Providing cash bounties to licensed hunters for each feral pig captured.

To address these concerns on O