2014 Lānaʻi Axis Deer Hunting Season

October 29, 2013, 9:31 AM HST · Updated October 29, 9:44 AM
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Axis deer, file photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy and DLNR.

Axis deer, file photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy and DLNR.

By Maui Now Staff

Application forms for the 2014 Lānaʻi axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, are now available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife offices across the state.

Due to an appellate court ruling in 2007, application, and tag fees for the 2014 season have been waived, according to DLNR officials.

The 2014 Lānaʻi axis deer season will consist of three hunts:

  • The Archery Only Hunt will be held over eight consecutive days, beginning Feb. 15, 2014 and ending on Feb. 22, 2014.
  • The Muzzleloading Hunt will be conducted for two consecutive weekends, on Saturday and Sunday, March 1, 2 and March 8, 9, 2014.
  • The General Rifle Hunt will be held over nine consecutive weekends, on Saturday and Sunday, beginning March 15, 2014 and ending on May 11, 2014.
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The deadline for submitting applications is Dec. 6, 2013.

The bag limit for the 2014 Lānaʻi axis deer season will be two axis deer (one doe, and one either sex) per hunter for the archery season; and two axis deer (one doe, and one either sex) per hunter for the muzzleloader and general rifle hunts.

Participation in the Muzzleloading Hunt and 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.

The public drawing to assign hunting dates and stand-by numbers for the Muzzleloading Hunt lottery will be held on Friday Jan. 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the State Building in Wailuku on Maui. A simultaneous drawing will be held at the Lānaʻi DOFAW office for Lānaʻi residents.

Following these drawing at both locations, the public drawing for the General Rifle Hunt lottery will be held at 12 p.m.

Applications for all hunts should be submitted in person or mailed to the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office, 54 S. High St., Rm 101, Wailuku, HI 96793. Lānaʻi residents only are to mail or deliver their applications to the Lānaʻi DOFAW Office at 917 Fraser Ave., PO Box 630661, Lānaʻi City, HI 96763.

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