“Predators” means animals destructive of wildlife by nature of their predatory habits, including mongooses, cats, dogs, and rats.
Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 183D-1 (West)
(a) On any game management area, public hunting area, or forest reserve or other lands under the jurisdiction of the department, predators deemed harmful to wildlife by the department may be destroyed by any means deemed necessary by the department.
Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 183D-65 (West)