DLNR Announces Lanai Mouflon Season

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
2019 LANAI MOUFLON SHEEP HUNTING SEASON

The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife announce that applications for the 2019 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices Statewide beginning Monday, March 18, 2019.

Applicants may also apply online at https://hunthawaii.ehawaii.gov.

The DEADLINE for submitting applications will be 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019. Interested hunters are encouraged to submit their application well before the application DEADLINE to insure proper processing.

A ten dollar ($10.00) application fee will be assessed each person applying for the hunt. This fee MUST accompany each application for the hunt at the time of filing. Applications
received without the required application fee will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant. A tag fee will be assessed at the time of hunter check in.

Hawaii residents will be assessed twenty dollars ($20.00) and non-Hawaii residents one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) for each sheep tag. No fee will be assessed for the non-typical ram tag. It is imperative that hunter applicants obtain and pay particular attention to the hunt instruction sheet
and addendum for any changes in the application process.

The 2019 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season will consist of four (4) hunts:

1) The Archery Only Hunt will be held over eight (8) consecutive days, beginning July 27,
2019 and ending on August 3, 2019.
2) **The Youth Hunt will be conducted for one (1) Weekend (Saturday and Sunday),
August 10 and 11, 2019.
3) The Muzzleloader Hunt will be conducted for one (1) Weekend (Saturday and Sunday),
August 17 and 18, 2019.
4) The General Rifle Hunt will be held over nine (9) consecutive Weekends (Saturday and
Sunday), beginning on August 24, 2019 and ending on October 20, 2019.
Hunter assistants will only be allowed to accompany hunters who are senior citizens (age 65 or older) or disabled.


The bag limit for the 2019 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season will be two (2) Mouflon sheep (one (1) either sex and one (1) non-typical ram) per hunter per authorized hunt. Hunters will be required to purchase an either sex tag and be issued a non-typical ram tag at no charge. All heads of nontypical rams (polled, deformed, muumuu) must be disposed of at the Lanai hunter check station.

Department of Land & Natural Resource personnel have final say on the non-typical ram designation.

There will be no lottery drawing of permits conducted for the Archery Only Hunt and no limit on the number of archers who will be allowed to participate. However, interested archers must apply for this hunt by submitting an application for a permit.

Hunters participating in the Archery Only Hunt will be allowed to apply for and participate in either the Muzzleloader Hunt or the General Rifle Hunt lotteries. Archery hunters may check in on the Friday preceding the first day of the hunt or daily throughout the hunt period during the check station hours listed below to validate permits and receive their tags.

 Friday, July 26, 2019 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
 Saturday, July 27, 2019 to Saturday, August 3, 2019 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

All archery hunters must report their take or their intent to hunt the next day providing their tags remain unfilled. Upon completion, archers MUST return their permits to the Lanai hunter check station documenting, if applicable, number of animals taken, including sex and unit harvested.

MOUFLON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH HUNTERS:

 Youth hunters must be 15 yrs of age or younger (HAR13-123-2), possess a valid 2019-20 State of Hawaii hunting license and be accompanied by a non-hunting adult (18 yrs of age or older) who also possesses a valid 2019-20 State of Hawaii hunting license. Only the youth hunter will be required to submit an application. A permit will be issued to the
adult at the time of hunter check in.
 Youth hunters will be issued tags at the time of hunter check in. Tags are valid only for the type of hunt applied for.
 A total of 175 youth hunters will be drawn for the weekend. If the total application of youth hunters exceeds 175, a lottery will be conducted to establish going and standby positions.
 Youth hunters will be limited to carry one (1) type of hunting equipment while in the hunting area. Blaze orange is required for all youth hunters and accompanying adults.
 One (1) adult may accompany one (1) youth for this hunt.
 Youth hunters will also be allowed to apply for and participate in the archery only hunt and either the muzzleloader hunt or general rifle hunt. Youth hunters must submit a separate application for each hunt.

Participation in the Muzzleloader Hunt may be assigned by lottery if application levels exceed the allotted number of hunters allowed in the hunting area. The General Rifle Hunt will be assigned by lottery drawing. Interested hunters may apply for either the Muzzleloader Hunt
Lottery or the General Rifle Hunt Lottery, but may NOT apply for BOTH.

Applications for all hunts may be submitted in-person or mailed, to the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office, 1955 Main Street Room 301, Wailuku, HI 96793. Lanai residents only are to mail or deliver their applications to the Lanai Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office at 917 Fraser Ave., P.O. Box 630661, Lanai City, HI 96763.

To apply online for this hunt, go to https://hunthawaii.ehawaii.gov. The DEADLINE for submitting applications will be 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019. Interested hunters are encouraged to submit their application well before the application DEADLINE to insure proper processing.

Additional details for this season are available at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices at the following telephone numbers:
Oahu: 587-0166 Maui: 984-8100
Hawaii: 974-4221(Hilo) Molokai: 553-1745
Kauai: 274-3433 Lanai: 565-7916

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