2023 Lanai Axis Deer Announcement (Official).pdf  (If the viewer below is blank, please download the announcement)
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Hunt Information
• Youth hunters must fill out all required information. $10.00 application fee required per youth applicant. The application fee is non-refundable even if the hunt is cancelled or you are unable to participate. Adults need not apply for this hunt. For the youth hunt, only one (1) application per person will be accepted. 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 youth hunt may be subject to limited participation for non-Lanai residents. If necessary, the public drawing will be held on December 2, 2022 at the J. Cameron Center - MEO Building at 10am. Successfully drawn applicants will be mailed an application card.

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

• A youth hunter must be 15 yrs of age or younger prior to the start of the hunt, possess a valid 2022-23 State of Hawaii hunting license and be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs of age or older) who also possesses a valid 2022-23 State of Hawaii hunting license. Group size will be limited to one (1) youth and one (1) accompanying adult. A permit will be issued to the adult at the time of hunter check in.


• The bag limit for 2023 Lanai Axis Deer season will be three (3); two (2) does and one (1) either sex Axis Deer. 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 the 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 years 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 the hunt announcement and addendum for tag fees and other requirements.

• Youth hunters, unless checking in online, must report to the Lanai hunter check station the Wednesday preceding their assigned hunt date or between Thursday and Friday to check in, and if applicable, validate permits and receive assigned tags. To be validated, the permittee must show 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 will be from 8:00am to 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 and from 7:00am to 9:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm Thursday through Friday, March 2-3, 2023. Checking in (Outer Spatial) and purchasing of tags (Go Hunt, Hawaii) will be available online.

• Upon completion of the hunt, youth hunters must submit their permit to the Lanai hunter check station. If applicable, include sex and unit where animal(s) were harvested. Hunters may check in and upon completion of the hunt, check out online and submit harvest results using the Outer Spatial app.

• For the Youth hunting season, Units 1 and 2 will be available for hunting from Thursday through Sunday.

• Application period begins on 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
1 weekend, (Thursday through Sunday)

Hunt dates
03/02/2023 - 03/05/2023
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 youth hunter shall be limited to carry one (1) bow, rifle, shotgun, or muzzleloader of .45 cal. or larger in the hunting area. Crossbows are prohibited, unless by permit. Handguns are not permitted.

• All youth hunters and accompanying adults must wear blaze orange.

• The youth will be the only hunter allowed to hunt. The adult will not be able to hunt as he/she is there to guide the youth in hunter ethics and safety.

• The hunting permits are non-transferable and may not be traded between hunters.

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

• Guides will not be required. Commercial guides are prohibited for this hunt.

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

• Any youth hunter encountering feral goats in the area may take these animals regardless of sex or number. An unused tag must be in their possession.