HONOLULU, Hawaii – Department of Land and Natural Resources chair William Aila was on the hotseat during a recent briefing before the joint Senate Ways and Means and House Finance committee on Oahu.
Big Island representative Richard Onishi carried with him the concerns of the hunting community over a plan that has apparently stalled on the desk of the state department.
Its been years since the Hawaii Island Game Management Plan was drafted, and the local hunting community is wondering why the DLNR has not granted approval. In this video, filmed January 9, Aila blames part of the delay on the upcoming U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service critical habitat designation, which will change how DLNR manages certain lands.