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Applications Open For 2019 Lāna‘i Axis Deer Hunting Season

September 28, 2018, 7:49 AM HST
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Deer hunting enthusiasts can apply to hunt for the 2019 Axis Deer hunting season beginning in October. Applicants can apply online, in-person, or mail-in their applications.

The application deadline ends Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at 4 p.m. Interested hunters are encouraged to submit applications well before the application deadline to insure proper processing.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces that application forms for the 2019 Lānaʻi Axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all DOFAW Offices statewide beginning Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

Applicants can also apply online and pay a $10 fee. Applications received without the required application fee will not be processed and will be returned.

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.

Lānaʻi residents only are to mail or deliver their applications to the Lānaʻi Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office at 917 Fraser Ave., P.O. Box 630661, Lānaʻi City, HI 96763. Hunters may and are encouraged to apply online for this hunt.

A tag fee will be assessed at the time of hunter check-in. Hawai’i residents will be assessed $20 and non-Hawaiʻi residents $125 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 Lānaʻi Axis deer season will consist of four hunts:

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

The bag limit for the 2019 Lānaʻi 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/

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

  • Oʻahu: 587-0166                                  Maui: 984-8100
  • Hawaiʻi: 974-4221 (Hilo)                      Molokaʻi: 553-1745
  • Kauaʻi: 274-3433                                 Lānaʻi: 565-7916
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