When you successfully pass an official hunter education class, you receive a Hawaii hunter certification card, which allows you to purchase a Hawaii hunting license.
Letters of exemption
Letters of exemption exempt you from being required to take a Hawaii hunter education class and allow you to purchase your Hawaii hunting license directly.
- Request a replacement letter of exemption
- Apply for an in state letter of exemption . Details: I was born before 1972 and I have at one time in my life had a Hawaii hunting license, so I am eligible for an instate letter of exemption.
- Apply for an out of state letter of exemption . Details: I have an official IHEA hunter education certificate from a state (or country) other than Hawaii so I am eligible for an out of state letter of exemption.
- Login to print copies of your letter of exemption
To go hunting in Hawaii you will need a Hawaii hunting license. To get a hunting license you will need either a Hawaii hunter certification card, or a Hawaii letter of exemption.
In some cases you will need hunting permits to hunt certain animals and birds in certain seasons and locations. The following links will give you a place to start to get more information.
Some permits are available by lottery only. You will need to have your hunting license by the day the hunt starts.
How does this work?
Pass a basic
Hawaii Hunter Education class
Pass an out-of-state
Hunter Education class
Receive a Hawaii
Hunter Certification Card
Request a Hawaii
Letter of Exemption
Hawaii Hunting License
|Purchase Tags & Permits|
|Check in to a hunting station|
|Check out / Report your harvest|