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

Hunt Information
• Please fill in all required information. A $10.00 application fee is required per applicant. 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 muzzleloader and general rifle hunts. If duplicate applications are found, the primary applicant of the group will be allowed to determine the group that the duplicate applicant will be a part of. Application fees under these circumstances will not be returned.

• Participation for the general rifle season may be subject to limited participation for non-Lanai residents.

• A lottery drawing will be conducted for the general rifle hunt on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 12 noon at the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife base yard, 685 Haleakala Hwy. Successfully drawn general rifle hunters will be mailed a permit card indicating date drawn. Attendance for the public drawing may be limited due to the availability of space.

• 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 2023-24 State of Hawaii hunting license before their hunting date; those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult possessing a valid 2023-24 State of Hawaii hunting license while hunting.

• 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. Hunters may be required to purchase one (1) doe tag 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 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 hunt announcement and addendum for tag fees and other requirements. SEE AMENDMENT TO 2024 LANAI AXIS DEER SEASON BELOW.

• General rifle and muzzleloader applicants are allowed to apply for and MAY participate in the archery only hunt.

• Successful applicants, unless checking in online, 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.

• For the general rifle season, check station hours will be from 8:00am to 6:00pm on Thursdays and from 7am to 9am and 1:00 to 3:00pm, Fridays throughout the general rifle season. Checking in (Outer Spatial) and purchasing of tags (Go Hunt, Hawaii) will be available online.

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

• For the General Rifle season, hunting Units 1 and 2 will be available for hunting Fridays through Sundays

• Hunter assistant permits will be issued at this time - one (1) hunter assistant may accompany a senior citizen or disabled hunter and must possess a valid 2023-24 State of Hawaii hunting license. A disabled hunter is defined as an individual who has an impairment that limits one or more of that person's major life activities. Current (within 90 days) physician's certificate required.

• Application period begins 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, December 1, 2023.

Hunt Information Attachments
11 weekends, (Fridays through Sundays)

Hunt dates
03/22/2024 - 03/24/2024
03/29/2024 - 03/31/2024
04/05/2024 - 04/07/2024
04/12/2024 - 04/14/2024
04/19/2024 - 04/21/2024
04/26/2024 - 04/28/2024
05/03/2024 - 05/05/2024
05/10/2024 - 05/12/2024
05/17/2024 - 05/19/2024
05/24/2024 - 05/26/2024
05/31/2024 - 06/02/2024
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.

Location Attachments
Other Information
• Each hunter shall be limited to carry one rifle, shotgun or bow of legal draw weight in the hunting areas during the general rifle hunt. Crossbows (unless with a valid permit) and handguns are prohibited.

• 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 you submit an application for that individual who must apply as a hunter. Commercial guides are prohibited for this hunt.

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