An invasion of wild pigs has led state wildlife officials to open up the trails above several residential neighborhoods in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA to hunters, but hikers are being reassured that they will not have to worry about being struck by errant arrows.
A yearlong pig hunt, including full-moon hunts with knives and dogs, began last weekend in areas along the Honolulu Mauka Trail System in the Koolau Mountains overlooking the growing Honolulu and Waikiki skyline.
"The Honolulu Mauka Trail System is normally off-limits to hunting due to the level of public use and because it is situated adjacent to the community. But the persistence of feral pigs requires measures to control damage they have caused," said Peter Young, chairman of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, in announcing the hunt.
Hunting is allowed on Wednesdays and Sundays from dawn until dusk until Feb. 4, 2008.
Hunters are only be allowed to use dogs, knives or bows and arrows. Archers are not shooting at shadows, said Dave Smith, the department's Oahu wildlife manager. They usually set up far off any established trail and must be relatively close to their target, particularly in dense forest areas, he said.
"They're usually shooting at things that are 10 or 20 meters away. So, they're one of your most selective and most careful type of hunters because they have to have perfect shots or they're just not going to be successful," he said.
Along with the Wednesday and Sunday hunts, the state will also allow a night hunt every two months when the moon is full.
1. adjacent adj.
鄰接的 (lin2 jie1 de5)
例: My house is adjacent to the 7-Eleven on Xingsheng South Road
2. feral adj.
野生的 (ye3 sheng1 de5)
例: You will need a license if you want to keep a feral animal.
3. bow n.
例: I find it very hard to fully draw my dad's bow.
4. dense adj.
密集的 (mi4 ji2 de5)
例: The dense woods made it hard to see, creating a spooky atmosphere.
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