(BIVN) – Officials from the State Department of Land and Natural Resources say they are moving forward with a plan to designate a shooting area on Hawaiʻi Island.
DLNR First Deputy Robert Masuda and DOCARE Administrator Robert Farrell made a short presentation to the Hawaii County Game Management Advisory Commission January 29 in Hilo.
The Big Island is currently without a public shooting range. At the urging of the commission, the Hawaii County Council recently voted to support the creation of a shooting area somewhere on the island.
A few years ago, an attempt to create a shooting range at Puʻuanahulu stalled. The Waikoloa-area resorts were opposed to the plan. That effort is ongoing, Masuda told the commission.
The designation is already on the Board of Land and Natural Resources’ agenda for this coming Friday.