State sues Hawaii County over aerial hunting ban

November 11, 2014 7:42 PM

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State sues Hawaii County over aerial hunting ban

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - The state has filed a lawsuit against Hawaii County seeking to exempt state employees or contract hunters from the county's ordinance banning aerial hunting.

State officials say aerial killing is needed to eradicate feral sheep, goats, swine, cattle and axis deer that harm habitat.

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