HI: Hawaii's severe drought brings rise in illegal hunting
August 27, 2010
Hawaii's severe drought brings rise in illegal hunting
HILO, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - An unexpected side effect of Hawaii's
severe drought is emerging: illegal hunting. Police say the crime is on the
They say hunters are tempted by all the wild animals that are coming down
to lower elevations, searching for food and water, and that's sparked a rash
of complaints from landowners.
Friday, police issued a warning to hunters.
"With illegal hunting comes with other criminal charges such as reckless
endangering, criminal property damage, trespass and theft of livestock" said
Officer Jeremy Lewis.
In June, a group in Keaau was caught illegally hunting pigs on private
property. One of them was accidentally shot and went to the hospital in
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