09/27/18 – DLNR ANNOUNCES 2019 LANA’I AXIS DEER HUNTING SEASON

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 in Forestry & Wildlife, Hunter Ed, News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release
DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE 
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release: September 27, 2018 

DLNR ANNOUNCES 2019 LANA’I AXIS DEER HUNTING SEASON
Applications available starting October 1st at DOFAW offices

(Honolulu) – Deer hunting enthusiasts can soon apply to hunt for the new season. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces that application forms for the 2019 Lana’i Axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all DOFAW Offices statewide beginning next Monday October 1, 2018. 

Applicants can apply online and pay a $10.00 fee. Applications received without the required application fee will not be processed and will be returned.  A tag fee will be assessed at the time of hunter check-in.  Hawai’i residents will be assessed $20.00 and non-Hawaii residents, $125.00 for each Axis deer tag.  It is imperative that hunter applicants obtain and pay particular attention to the hunt instruction sheet and addendum for additional changes in the application process. 

The 2019 Lanai Axis deer season will consist of four (4) hunts:

    • The Archery Hunt will be held over eight (8) consecutive days, beginning February 16, 2019 and ending on February 23, 2019.
    • The Youth Hunt will be conducted for one (1) Weekend (Saturday and Sunday), March 2 and 3, 2019.
    • The Muzzleloader Hunt will be conducted for one (1) Weekend (Saturday and Sunday), March 9 and 10, 2019.
    • The General Rifle Hunt will be held over nine (9) consecutive Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), beginning March 16, 2019 and ending on May 12, 2019.

The bag limit for the 2019 Lanai Axis deer season will be three (3) Axis deer DOES per hunter for the archery season, three (3) Axis deer DOES per hunter for the youth hunt, and three (3) Axis deer DOES per hunter for the muzzleloader and general rifle hunts.  Tags are NOT transferable and are valid only for the specific hunt for which it was issued.

For more information on the general rifle hunt, the archery hunt, the muzzleloader hunt and opportunities for youth hunters please see: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/hunting-announcements/

Applications for all hunts may be submitted in-person or mailed to the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office, 1955 Main St., # 301, Wailuku, HI 96793.  Lanai residents only are to mail or deliver their applications to the Lanai Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office at 917 Fraser Ave., P.O. Box 630661, Lanai City, HI 96763.  Hunters may and are encouraged to apply online for this hunt. 

To apply online, go to https://hunthawaii.ehawaii.gov. The deadline for submitting applications will be 4:00 PM on Friday November 2, 2018.  Interested hunters are encouraged to submit applications well before the application deadline to insure proper processing. 

Additional details for this season are available at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices at the following telephone numbers:

    • Oahu: 587-0166                                  Maui: 984-8100
    • Hawaii: 974-4221 (Hilo)                      Molokai: 553-1745
    • Kauai: 274-3433                                 Lanai: 565-7916

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Communications Specialist
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aj.mcwhorter@hawaii.gov

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