2014 LANAI MOUFLON HUNTING SEASON

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 in Announcements

STATE OF HAWAII

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

2014 LANAI MOUFLON SHEEP HUNTING SEASON

Public Notice DOFAW

The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that application forms for the 2014 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season, together with instruction sheets, are available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices Statewide.   It is imperative that hunter applicants obtain and pay particular attention to the hunt instruction sheet and addendum for any changes in the application process.

Pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123,”Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting” (§ 13-123-4) the following special conditions and procedures will be in effect for this hunt:

The 2014 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season will consist of three (3) hunts:

The Archery Only Hunt will be held over eight (8) consecutive days, beginning July 26, 2014 and ending on August 2, 2014.

The Muzzleloading Hunt will be conducted for two (2) consecutive Weekends (Saturday and Sunday), August 9 and 10, 2014 and August 16 and 17, 2014.

The General Rifle Hunt will be held over nine (9) consecutive Weekends (Saturday and Sunday), beginning on August 23, 2014 and ending on October 19, 2014.

Hunter assistants will only be allowed to accompany hunters who are senior citizens (age 65 or older) or disabled.

The bag limit for the 2014 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season will be three (3) Mouflon sheep (one (1) ewe, one (1) non-typical ram and one (1) either sex) per hunter per authorized hunt.  Hunters will be issued a ewe tag and a non-typical ram tag at the time of check in and are required to harvest a ewe before being issued an either sex tag (Must be verified by a representative of the Department of Land and Natural Resources).  All heads of non-typical (polled, deformed, muumuu) rams must be disposed of at the Lanai hunter check station.  Department of Land & Natural Resource personnel have final say on the non-typical ram designation.

There will be no lottery drawing of permits conducted for the Archery Only Hunt and no limit on the number of archers who will be allowed to participate.  However, interested archers must apply for this hunt by submitting an application for a permit.  Hunters participating in the Archery Only Hunt will be allowed to apply for and participate in either the Muzzleloading Hunt or the General Rifle Hunt lotteries.  Archery hunters may check in on the Friday proceeding the first day of the hunt or daily throughout the hunt period during the check station hours listed below to validate permits and receive their tags.

  • • Friday, July 25, 2014 through Friday, August 1, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • • Saturday, August 2, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

All archery hunters must check-out of the hunting area daily and report their take or their intent to hunt the next day providing their tags remain unfilled.

Participation in the Muzzleloading Hunt and General Rifle Hunt will be assigned by lottery drawing.  Interested hunters may apply for either the Muzzleloading Hunt Lottery or the General Rifle Hunt Lottery, but may NOT apply for BOTH.

Applications for all hunts may be submitted in-person or mailed, to the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office, 54 So. High St., Rm 101, 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.  The DEADLINE for submitting applications will be 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014.  Interested hunters are encouraged to submit their application well before the application deadline to insure proper processing.

The public drawing to assign a going status, and if necessary, to establish stand-by positions for the Muzzleloading Hunt lottery will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the J Cameron Center, MEO Building.  A simultaneous drawing will be held at the Lanai Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office for Lanai residents.  Following these drawings at both locations, the public drawing to assign a going status, and if necessary, to establish stand-by positions for the General Rifle Hunt lottery will be held at 12:00 noon.  Hunters, who have been assigned a stand-by number, will be allowed to replace no-show hunters that do not check in on their assigned hunting date.

All eligible Muzzleloader and General Rifle participants must check in at the Forestry and Wildlife Office in Lanai City to validate permits and receive their tags either on the Friday preceding their assigned hunting date or on Saturday or Sunday during the check station hours stated below.

  • • Fridays: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • • Saturdays: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • • Sundays: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Stand-by hunters must be present at the Lanai City, Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to their assigned hunting date to be eligible to replace no-show hunters.  Once each hunter fills their bag limit, they will not be eligible to participate for the remainder of the 2014 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season.  Both Hunting Unit 1 and 2 will be open to Archery, Muzzleloading, and General Rifle Hunts.

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