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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hunt will close access to part of Na Pali coast

Advertiser Staff

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will close Kaua'i's Na Pali Coast State Park on Saturday and Sunday to conduct a controlled hunt to reduce feral pig and goat populations.

DLNR said signs announcing the closure of the Hanakoa and Kalalau valley campgrounds will be posted on the Na Pali Trail. No camping permits are being issued for those days.

The Kalalau trail from Ke'e to the Hanakāpī'ai valley and beach will not be affected and will remain open to the public.

DLNR said the hunt will take place from Ho'olulu Valley to Kalalau Valley and will be done by public hunters.

A second animal-control hunt is scheduled for Aug. 28-29.

For more information, call the Division of Foresty and Wildlife's Līhu'e office at 247-3433. For information on the camping permits, call the Division of State Parks at 247-3444.