2024 Axis Deer Hunt Announcement.pdf  (If the viewer below is blank, please download the announcement)
Hunt Type

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 other applications will be deleted. 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 1, 2023 at the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife base yard at 10am. Successfully drawn applicants will be mailed an application card. Attendance for the public drawing may be limited due to the availability of space.

• 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 2023-24 State of Hawaii hunting license and be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs of age or older) who also possesses a valid 2023-24 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 2024 Lanai Axis Deer season will be two (2) Axis Deer; one (1) doe and one (1) either sex Axis Deer. Tag fees for the youth only hunt will be waived. Based on aerial survey data and population target levels, additional doe tags may be available at the Lanai hunter check station for interested hunters. 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 between hunters 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. SEE AMENDMENT TO 2024 LANAI AXIS DEER SEASON BELOW.

• Youth hunters must report to the Lanai hunter check station the Thursday preceding their assigned hunt date or on Friday to check in, validate permits and if applicable, 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 6:00pm on Thursday, March 7, 2024 and from 7:00am to 9:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Friday, March 8, 2024.

• 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.

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

• Application period begins on Monday, September 18, 2023 and ends at 4:00pm HST Friday, October 27, 2023.

• Lottery results will be available on the internet at: and on GoHunt, Hawaii (Announcements) by 4pm, Friday, December 1, 2023.

Hunt Information Attachments
1 weekend, (Friday through Sunday)

Hunt dates
03/08/2024 - 03/10/2024
Applications required?

Application Start Date & Time
09/19/2023 12:01 AM

Application End Date & Time
10/27/2023 4:00 PM

General Public Lottery Date & Time
12/01/2023 10:00 AM

Lanai Resident Lottery Date & Time
12/01/2023 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 (unless by permit) and handguns are prohibited.

• 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 and game tags 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.