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Hawaii Approves Range for Hunter Safety Program on the Big Island
Submitted by: Backcountry Press Outdoor News
Posted on: 02/26/18
The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) voted to approve an area of land on Hawai‘i island as a public shooting range for the purpose of supporting the state’s Hunter Safety program.
Hunters have long sought an established area on Hawaiʻi Island for practicing hunting safety measures. Known as Mile Marker 16 on Saddle Road or “Morita Camp”, the relatively remote yet accessible area is considered a favorable place for people to improve marksmanship and practice the safe and responsible use of firearms.
Under Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, the BLNR can designate an area where activities related to target archery and firearms practice may be conducted. This designation will enhance safe hunting practices and improve conditions for the local hunting community.