2010 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season registration begins

May 12, 2010, 6:55 AM HST · Updated May 12, 6:55 AM
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Hunters can begin applying for the Mouflon sheep hunting season on Lana’I.  The season consists of three hunts, one each for: Archery, Muzzleloading and Gerneral Rifle hunting.  The deadline to submit an application is 4 p.m. Friday May 28th.  The first hunt begins in late July, with the season running through October 24th.

Graphic by Wendy Osher.

Application forms for the 2010 Lana‘i Mouflon sheep hunting season, together with instruction sheets, are available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife offices statewide.

First, the Archery Only Hunt, from July 31 through August 7, 2010. 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.

Next, the Muzzleloading Hunt, over two consecutive weekends, August 14 and 15, and August 21 and 22, 2010; and

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Third, the General Rifle Hunt, over nine consecutive weekends from August 28 through October 24, 2010.

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

The bag limit for the 2010 Lana‘i Mouflon Sheep Season will be two Mouflon sheep (one ewe and one ewe or atypical/non-typical ram) per hunter per season (regardless of the type of equipment used).   Upon check in, hunters will be issued both tags.  All heads of rams harvested must be disposed of in the trash bin provided by the State of Hawai‘i located at the Lana‘i hunter check station.

“It is imperative that hunters obtain and pay particular attention to the hunt instruction sheet and addendum for more changes in the application process,” said Laura H. Thielen, DLNR chairperson.

For hunt rules and details go to http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw or contact the Division of Forestry and Wildlife offices at:  (808) 587-0166 (Honolulu),  (808) 984-8100 (Maui), (808) 274-3433 (Kaua‘i) or (808) 974-4221 (Hawai‘i).

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