Aerial sheep hunting scheduled for end of month

Hunters load up a dead sheep brought in by a helicopter after an aerial shooting effort in Maunakea in July 2015. (West Hawaii Today file photo)

A helicopter brings in sheep killed by aerial shootings after a control effort in July 2015 on Mauna Kea. (West Hawaii Today file photo)

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will conduct aerial hunting operations to reduce sheep populations in Maunakea forest reserves at the end of the month.