(BIVN) – Tension between the State and Hawaiʻi County over the development of a game management plan for the Big Island was on display Tuesday in Hilo.
The Hawaiʻi County Game Management Advisory Commission met to discussion the creation of the game management plan, and state officials with the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources were on hand to remind the commissioners that, the way they see it, it is their responsibility to draft the plan first.
Before the discussion on the status of the plan development, commissioners heard a presentation from Richard Hoeflinger, who shared the frustrated history of local hunters’ attempts to craft a plan, with DLNR help, over the last decade.
Before that, the commission heard a presentation from Palikapu Dedman of the Pele Defense Fund, who urged the commission to develop their own plan without the help of the state.
by Big Island Video News
HILO, Hawaiʻi - The Hawaiʻi County Game Management Advisory Commission wants a game management plan for Hawaiʻi Island, but they don't want the state to write the plan by themselves.