Animal control measures set for the Big Island

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Animal control efforts have been announced on the Big Island.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the state Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Forest and Wildlife will hunt and trap for mouflon, feral goats, feral sheep and hybrids. Aerial hunting from helicopters will also be employed.

The effort will be held on various days in October, November and December.

Public access to Unit A in Mauna Kea Forest Reserve, Palila Mitigation Lands, Unit G of the Kache Game Management Area and Mauna Kea Hunter Access Road will be restricted during the activities.

But the Mauna Kea Observatory Road will be open.

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