STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
2007 LANAI AXIS DEER HUNTING SEASON
Legal Notice DOFAW 06-15
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that application forms for the 2007 Lanai Axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, are available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices Statewide. A five dollar ($5.00) application fee will be assessed each person applying for the hunt. This fee MUST accompany each application for the hunt at the time of filing. Applications received without the required application fee will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant. A tag fee will be assessed at the time of hunter check in. Hawaii residents will be assessed ten dollars ($10.00) and non-Hawaii residents fifty dollars ($50.00) for their deer tag. It is imperative that hunter applicants obtain and pay particular attention to the hunt instruction sheet and addendum for more 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 2007 Lanai Axis deer season will consist of three (3) hunts:
The Archery Only Hunt will be held over eight (8) consecutive days, beginning February 17, 2007 and ending on February 24, 2007.
The Muzzleloading Hunt will be conducted on two (2) consecutive Weekends (Saturday and Sunday), beginning March 3, 2007 and ending on March 11, 2007.
The General Rifle Hunt will be held over nine (9) consecutive Weekends (Saturday and Sunday), beginning March 17, 2007 and ending May 13, 2007.
Hunter assistants will only be allowed to accompany hunters who are senior citizens (age 65 or older) or disabled.
The bag limit for the 2007 Lanai Axis deer season will be one (1) Axis deer of either sex per hunter for the entire season (regardless of the type of equipment used).
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 not be allowed to apply for, or participate in, either the Muzzleloading Hunt or the General Rifle Hunt lotteries. Archery hunters may check in on the Friday preceding the first day of the Archery Only Hunt or daily during the hunt between the hours of 7:45 AM and 3:30 PM to validate permits and purchase their tag. 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 tag remains unfilled.
Participation in the Muzzleloading Hunt and the 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, with appropriate fees attached, to the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office, 54 S. 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 is 4:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2006. Interested hunters are encouraged to submit their application well before the application deadline to insure proper processing.
The public drawing to assign hunting dates and stand-by numbers for the Muzzleloading Hunt lottery will be held on Friday January 5, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the State Building in Wailuku, Maui. 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 of 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 either on the Friday preceding their assigned hunting date between 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM or on Saturday or Sunday between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM at the Forestry and Wildlife Office in Lanai City to purchase their tag. The tag will authorize the participant to take one (1) Axis deer of either sex. Stand-by hunters must be present at the Lanai City, Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office at 6:00 PM 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 2007 Lanai Axis Deer Season. Both Hunting Units 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
Done at Honolulu this 3rd day of October, 2006.
Peter T. Young, Chairperson
Department of Land and Natural Resources (SB05525199 10/29/06)
Notice #: 05525199