Hunt Lanai

All hunting on Lanai and through the State of  Hawaii is guided by the rules regulating Game Bird Hunting, Field Trials and Commercial Shooting Preserves under Chapter 122 and the rules regulating game mammal hunting under Chapter 123

Photo by John Medeiros

Photo by John Medeiros

 

For the best hunting experience, please contact the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) office prior to your arrival. They have access to the most current information on hunting seasons, hunting areas, and the local conditions. In addition, certain hunting opportunities require special permits or tags that are only available by lottery.

Contact information for the island of  Lana‘i: 

P. O. Box 630661 Lanai City, HI 96763 tel (808) 565-7916 fax (808) 565-7917

Tentative Application Schedule for the 2017 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season and the 2018 Lanai Axis Deer Season Hunt Hawaii Lottery Application System 2017 Lanai Axis Deer Results Lanai Hunting Unit Maps

Google Earth .KMZ files are also available for download here. KMZ is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser. To utilize these files Google Earth will have to be downloaded on your mobile device or desktop. These files will provide layers displaying Hunting Units, Na Ala Hele Trails, and State Managed Lands.

Hunting Units Na Ala Hele Trails State Managed Lands  

Hunting Unit

Game Mammals To be Taken

Means of Take

 

Bag Limits*

Open Hunting*

Days

Special Conditions

and Restrictions

1 & 2

Mouflon sheep

Archery

One mouflon per hunter per season, regardless of means of take  (August through October)

Eight (8) consecutive days:  the last Saturday in July through the first Saturday in August

Tag required

Mouflon sheep

Youth hunt**

One mouflon per youth hunter, regardless of means of take 

The second weekend in August

Tag required.

Hunters are assigned hunting days by public lottery.

Mouflon sheep

Muzzleloaders

One mouflon per hunter per season, regardless of means of take  (August through October)

The third weekend in August

Tag required.

Hunters are assigned hunting days by public lottery.

Mouflon sheep

Rifles, shotguns, archery

One mouflon per hunter per season, regardless of means of take  (August through October)

Nine consecutive  weekends; commencing the Saturday after the last day of muzzleloader hunting

Tag required.

Hunters are assigned hunting days by public lottery.

1 & 2

Axis Deer

Archery

One deer per hunter per season, regardless of means of take

Eight (8) consecutive days between and including the last two Saturdays in February

Tag required

Axis Deer

Youth hunt**

One deer per youth hunter, regardless of means of take (mid-February through mid-May)

The first weekend in March

Tag required.

Hunters are assigned hunting days by public lottery.

Axis Deer

Muzzleloaders

One deer per hunter per season, regardless of means of take (mid-February through mid-May)

The second weekend in March

Tag required.

Hunters are assigned hunting days by public lottery.

Axis Deer

Rifles, shotguns, archery

One deer per hunter per season, regardless of means of take (mid-February through mid-May)

Nine consecutive weekends; commencing the third Saturday in March

Tag required.

Hunters are assigned hunting days by public lottery.

3

Restricted mammal hunting for safety reasons:  archery only.

* All hunting units on Lanai are owned by cooperating landowner.  Access, conditions for the hunt, and public use conditions are subject to the terms of the lease agreement.  Second tags may be offered at no cost as conditions allow.  Confirm with the Wailuku office of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife before hunting at 984-8100.

**Youth hunters are allowed to harvest one (1) animal during the youth hunt and one (1) animal during general public hunts.                

Game Birds to be Taken

Daily Bag Limits

Open Hunting Periods

Open Hunting Days

Special Conditions

Ring-neck Pheasant

Green Pheasant

Three (cocks only) per hunter,

which may be of any one species or combination of these species

First Saturday in November

through the last Sunday in January

Saturdays, Sundays,

and State Holidays

 

Public and private lands

 

Gambels’ Quail

California Valley Quail

Japanese Quail

Eight birds of either sex per

hunter, which may be of any

one species or a combination

of these species

Chukar Partridge

Gray Francolin

Eight  birds of either sex per

hunter, which may be of any one species or a combination of these species

Erckel’s Francolin

Three birds of either sex per

hunter

Spotted Dove (Large Dove)

Ten birds of either sex per

hunter

Barred Dove (Small Dove)

Twenty birds of either sex per

hunter

Wild Turkey

One bird of either sex per

hunter

SPECIAL BIRD SEASONS

 

Barred Dove (Small Dove)

 

 

Twenty birds of either sex per

hunter

 

 

First Saturday in October

through the last Sunday  in

October

 

 

Saturdays, Sundays

and State Holidays

 

 

Private lands

 

 

Spotted Dove (Large Dove)*

Ten birds of either sex per

hunter

First Saturday in February

through the last Sunday  in

March

*Spotted Dove = Lace-necked Dove