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Lanai deer, sheep hunting applications open today

The Maui News

Online applications for the 2021 Lanai Axis Deer and Mouflon Sheep Season will be available to the public beginning today, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife announced.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hunters are required to apply online.

The deadline for submitting applications is 4 p.m. March 19. Interested hunters are encouraged to submit applications well before the deadline to ensure proper processing.

The 2021 Lanai Axis Deer and Mouflon Sheep Season will consist of four hunts. All Lanai residents who apply will be allowed to participate in all four hunts; 75 non-Lanai residents are allowed at each hunt. They are:

• Archery Hunt, which will be held over 12 consecutive days, beginning May 26 and ending June 6.

• Youth Hunt, which will be open June 9-13.

• Muzzleloader Hunt, which will be open June 16-20.

• General Rifle Hunt, which will be held over 18 consecutive weeks and open Wednesdays through Sundays, beginning on June 23 and ending on Oct. 24. It is limited to 75 non-Lanai resident hunters per week.

Conditions of the hunt, including information related to COVID-19, are available online at dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/hunting-announcements/.

To apply online, visit gohunthawaii.ehawaii.gov/public/welcome.html.

Additional details for this season are available at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife offices by calling 984-8100 on Maui, 553-1745 on Molokai and 565-7916 on Lanai.

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