STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
2008 LANAI AXIS DEER HUNTING SEASON
Legal Notice DOFAW 07-17
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that application forms for the 2008 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 for 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 2008 Lanai Axis deer season will consist of four (4) hunts:
The Archery Only Hunt will be held over eight (8) consecutive days, beginning
February 16, 2008 and ending on February 23, 2008.
**The Special Youth Hunt (HAR 13-123-2, 15 Yrs and younger) will be conducted for one (1) weekend (Saturday and Sunday), March 1-2, 2008.
The Muzzleloading Hunt will be conducted for one (1) weekend (Saturdays and Sunday), March 8-9, 2008.
The General Rifle Hunt will be held over nine (9) consecutive Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), beginning March 15, 2008 and ending on May 11, 2008.
Hunter assistants will only be allowed to accompany hunters who are senior citizens (age 65 or older) or disabled.
The bag limit for the 2008 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). See below for changes to the seasonal bag limit for the special youth hunt.
There will be no lottery drawing of permits 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 Muzzleloader 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 Special Youth Hunt and Muzzleloading Hunt may be assigned by lottery drawing if the total amount of applicants exceeds the allotted number of hunters allowed within the hunting area. 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.
**SPECIAL YOUTH HUNT
lThe youth hunter must be 15 yrs of age or younger at the time of check in,have
a valid 2007-08 State of Hawaii hunting license and must be accompanied by
a non-hunting adult (18 yrs or older) who possesses a 2007-08 State of
Hawaii hunting license. A $5.00 application fee must be attached to each
application ($5.00 for the youth hunter, $5.00 for the accompanying adult).
lThe youth hunter(s) and accompanying adult(s) may also submit
applications for one of the general public hunts (archery, muzzleloader, rifle).
Duplicate applications under these circumstances will NOT be eliminated.
This enables the youth hunter to participate in BOTH the special youth hunt
and one of the general public hunts.
lA youth hunter may harvest one (1) Axis deer of either sex during the
special youth hunt and may also harvest one (1) Axis deer of either sex
during the general public hunts.
lYouth hunters must purchase a tag at the Lanai hunter check station
prior to hunting ($10.00 HI res., $50.00 Non-Res). Tags are valid only for the
lA total of 100 youth hunters will be drawn for the weekend. If the total
amount of youths exceeds 100, a lottery will be conducted to establish
going and stand-by positions.
lThe youth hunter will be limited to carry only one type of weapon in the
lThe non-hunting adult will be able to accompany only one (1) youth hunter.
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 will be 4:00 PM on Friday November 30, 2007. Interested hunters are encouraged to submit applications well before the application deadline to insure proper processing.
If necessary, a public drawing to assign hunting dates and stand-by numbers for the Special Youth and Muzzleloading Hunt lottery will be held on Friday January 4, 2008 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 drawing at both locations, the public drawing 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 Youth, Muzzloader 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 2008 Lanai Axis Deer Season. Both Units 1 and 2 will be open for the Archery, Youth, Muzzleloading, and General Rifle Hunts. Unit 3 will also be available to Archery hunters ONLY.
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 18TH day of October, 2007
Laura H. Theilen, Interim Chairperson
Department of Land and Natural Resources
STATE OF HAWAII