2023 Lanai Axis Deer Announcement (Official).pdf  (If the viewer below is blank, please download the announcement)
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Hunt Information
• Please fill in all required information. A $10.00 per application fee is required. The application fee is non-refundable even if the hunt is cancelled or you are unable to participate. Only one (1) application per person will be accepted for the archery hunt. If duplicates are found, the first received will be processed and all others will be returned to the applicant. Application fees under these circumstances will not be returned.

• The archery hunt will be have two (2) draws, each draw consisting of 12 consecutive days. Participation for this hunt may be subject to limited participation for non-Lanai residents.

• A lottery will be conducted to assign draw dates on Friday, December 2, 2022 at the J. Cameron Center - MEO Building at 10am. The Lanai resident drawing will occur at 9am at the same location.

• A Lanai resident is defined as an individual who has a permanent mailing address and has lived on the island for six (6) continuous months.

• All applicants must possess a valid 2022-23 State of Hawaii hunting license before their hunting date; those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult possessing a valid 2022-23 State of Hawaii hunting license while hunting.

•The bag limit for 2023 Lanai Axis Deer season will be three (3) Axis Deer; two (2) does and one (1) either sex. Hunters will be required to purchase two (2) doe tags before being able to purchase an either sex Axis Deer tag. Based on aerial survey data and population target levels, additional doe tags may be available at the Lanai hunter check station for interested hunters after purchase of all upfront tags. In addition, a free Mouflon Sheep ewe tag may be available at the Lanai hunter check station. Determination on the availability of a Mouflon Sheep ewe tag will be based on aerial survey data, previous ewe harvest levels and population target numbers. Tags are NOT transferable and are valid only for the specific hunt for which it was issued. See hunt announcement and addendum for tag fees and other requirements.

• All hunters, unless checking in online, must report to the Lanai hunter check station to check in, and if necessary, validate permits and receive the assigned tags. To be validated, the permittee must provide identification and sign the permit in the presence of an authorized officer of the Department of Land & Natural Resources and the officer must sign and date the permit.

• Check station hours for the archery hunt are from 8:00am to 7:00pm the Tuesday prior to the start of the hunt and daily, with the exception of the second weekend of each draw, between the hours of 8:00am to 3:00pm. Checking in (Outer Spatial) and purchasing of tags (Go Hunt, Hawaii) will be available online.

• Upon completion of the hunt, hunters are required to check out by submitting hunter permits to the Lanai hunter check station, including providing harvest data, . Hunters may also check in and upon completion of the hunt, check out and report harvest information online using the Outer Spatial app.

• Hunting Units 1, 2 and 3 will be open for the Archery Hunt.

• Hunter assistant permits will be issued at the time of hunter check in - one (1) hunter assistant may accompany a senior citizen or disabled hunter and the hunter assistant must possess a valid 2022-23 State of Hawaii hunting license. A disabled hunter is defined as an individual who has an impairment that substantially limits one or more of that person's major life activities. Current (within 90 days) physician's certificate required.


• Application period begins Monday, August 15, 2022 and ends at 4:00pm, Friday, September 23, 2022.

• Lottery results will be available on the internet at: and on GoHunt, Hawaii (Announcements) by 4pm, Friday, December 2, 2022.

Hunt Information Attachments
12 days, two (2) draws, 12 consecutive days each

Hunt dates
02/01/2023 - 02/12/2023
02/15/2023 - 02/26/2023
Applications required?

Application Start Date & Time
08/15/2022 12:01 AM

Application End Date & Time
09/23/2022 4:00 PM

General Public Lottery Date & Time
12/02/2022 10:00 AM

Lanai Resident Lottery Date & Time
12/02/2022 9:00 AM

Max Amount of Hunters Allowed per Group

Lanai Cooperative Game Management Area (LCGMA)

The LCGMA is the area on the northwest portion of Lanai with the southernmost boundary extending from the western shore off of Kaumalapau Hwy and traveling east along said road to #57 road. From #57 road heading in a north-northeasterly direction along the former pineapple field to the junction of Polihua road and Ka'a Road. At the junction heading in a southeasterly direction to the Horse Pasture connecting to the Keomoku Road and following the said road to the northeastern shore of Lanai. The Kanepu'u Easement Area is excluded from the LCGMA.

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Other Information
• Each hunter shall be limited to carry one bow of legal draw weight in the hunting areas. No crossbows allowed, unless with valid permit.

• Hunting permits are non-transferrable and may not be traded between hunters.

• Hunters must abide by the provisions of Chapter 123 when hunting on Lanai during the hunting season.

• Applicants may apply in parties up to a maximum of eight (8) persons. Lanai residents may apply with non-residents by submitting their applications together to the (off islander) public drawing on Maui. No non-Lanai resident may submit his or her application with that of a Lanai resident for the Lanai resident drawing.

• Guides will not be required. If you need someone to guide you, be sure that you apply together with that of the guide who must apply as a hunter. Commercial guides are prohibited for this hunt.

• Only senior citizens and disabled hunters permitted the use of a hunter assistant.

• Hunters may bone the animal with the exception that a hind quarter must be tagged with genitalia and skin still attached.

• Any hunter encountering feral goats in the area may take these animals, regardless of sex and number. Hunters must have in their possession an unused tag.