For more information about this season, or about the hunting program and rules in general, please contact DOFAW State Offices at dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting or at the following phone numbers: The four hunts will be the subject of a random draw. There will be no pending hunting opportunities for the four hunts. Trailed hunters will receive an application/approval card in the mail indicating the date of the draw. All eligible participants of minors, muzzle magazines and general rifles must register at the DOFAW office in the city of Lāna`i either on the Tuesday before their assigned hunting date between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., or Wednesday to Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to certify hunting licenses and purchase their tokens. Hunter registration and harvest reports will be available through the OuterSpatial Trails and Hunt mobile app, and tag purchases can be available online at gohunthawaii.ehawaii.gov/public/tags, so hunters will only need to sign Pūlama Lāna`i waiver forms at the checkpoint.
Registration and purchase of tags remain available at the Lāna`i hunters` checkpoint. Checkpoint hours can be changed based on hunter participation and daytime online/purchase options. Once each hunter completes all assigned tags, they will no longer be eligible for the remainder of the 2022 Lānaʻi Axis deer and sheep season. Hunting units 1, 2 and 3 are open to bow hunting. For the juvenile, muzzle magazine and general rifle hunting season, units 1 and 2 are available for hunting Wednesday to Sunday. Registration of firearms and ammunition: Firearms and ammunition imported into the State from outside must be registered with the Chief of Police of the district of residence, business or residence within 48 hours of arrival. Contact the police station in the relevant island district or an office of the Department of Conservation and Resource Enforcement. Minors (15 years of age and under) who hunt with a firearm must obtain permission from the district police. Thank you for your interest in hunting in Hawaii. When hunting in our state, please respect the landowners, the land, other people, and the plants and animals that make Hawaii unique. If we all do this, future generations will have the same opportunities and abundant resources that we enjoy today.
We wish you a safe, fun and productive hunting experience in Hawaii. Malama pono. The 2022 season of Lāna`i axis deer and bighorn sheep will be a combined hunt. The pocket limit for Axis deer is three animals: two animals and one deer of both sexes. Hunters must purchase two deer tags before they can purchase one Axis deer tag. If conditions permit, deer pocket limits will be increased, with hunters receiving free deer tags after purchasing all pre-release tokens. The pocket limit for bighorn sheep is four: two ewes, one bighorn sheep of both sexes and one atypical ram. Hunters must purchase two sheep tags before they can purchase one Moufflon sheep tag of both sexes. An atypical ram tag is issued free of charge when purchasing a mouflon sheep tag. All atypical ram heads must be properly disposed of in the field or at the Lāna`i hunters` checkpoint. Tags are non-transferable and are only valid for the specific hunt for which they were issued.
Public draws for archery and youth hunts and muzzle loading will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the DOFAW Maui Base Yard in Kahului with limited public participation. The public draw for the general rifle hunting lottery will take place at 12:00 pm at the above location. The public draw of the people of Lāna`i will take place at 9:00 a.m. at the same location. Archers must apply for this hunt by submitting an application. The group size for bow hunting is eight hunters. Due to a new format for bowhunting, a draw will be held to assign bowhunt dates. Hunters who request bow hunting may request and participate in mouth hunting or general rifle hunting. Bowhunters can check in between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
on the Thursday or Friday before the first day of bow hunting, or every day during the hunt between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to validate permits and purchase their tokens. Hunter registration and harvest reports will be available through the OuterSpatial Trails and Hunt mobile app, and tag purchases can be available online at gohunthawaii.ehawaii.gov/public/tags, so hunters will only need to sign Pūlama Lāna`i waiver forms at the checkpoint. Registration and purchase of tags remain available at the Lāna`i hunters` checkpoint. Checkpoint hours can be changed based on hunter participation and daytime online/purchase options. Bowhunters must leave the hunting area every day and report their intention to hunt the next day if their tags are not filled. Hunting opportunities for young Axis deer/bighorn sheep hunters include the following requirements: Hunting on private land: Wild mammals can be hunted on private land year-round. Hunters must hold a valid hunting license from the State of Hawaii and have permission from the landowner. Hunting rights, authorized weapons and hunting methods, and other prohibitions and requirements for hunting wild mammals on private land are determined by the landowner. This is different from wild bird hunting, where the state regulates the hunting season and harvest restrictions on public and private lands.
The port of Blaze Orange is not a requirement on private land unless the landowner considers it as such. Wild mammals can be hunted year-round from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset. It is illegal to hunt or hunt in artificial light between half an hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise. Legal hunting seasons on private land are the same as on public hunting grounds. Hunting animals and legal weapons: Only shotguns, bows and arrows can be used to hunt wild birds. The use of BB or larger shot is prohibited, except during spring turkey hunting. Firearms and ammunition brought into the state must be registered with the chief of police of the county where you reside, do business, or reside within 48 hours of arrival. Contact the county police station on the affected island or an office of the Department of Conservation and Resource Enforcement for more information. Minors (15 years of age and under) who hunt with a firearm must be accompanied by a licensed adult who does not hunt. Due to Covid-19, hunters must apply online for this gohunthawaii.ehawaii.gov hunt. Please select the 2022 season for Lānaʻi axis deer sheep and bighorn sheep. The DEADLINE for submission of applications is Friday, February 11, 2022 at 16:00.
In accordance with Division 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Governing the Hunting of Wild Mammals” (13-123-4), the following special conditions and procedures apply to this hunt. Protected Wild Mammals: Brush-tailed wallabies and wild cattle are protected in Hawaii and cannot be hunted unless authorized by the Forest and Wildlife Division. Hunting License Requirements: All individuals must have a valid Hawaii hunting license on their person to hunt or have a bagged wild mammal in their possession. Resident hunting licences cost $10.00 and non-resident licences are $95.00. A permit can be purchased online at www.ehawaiig.gov/DLNR/hunting/, from any office of the Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune (DOFAW) or from any registered hunting license seller.