HI: Announcement of the 2011 Lanai Mouflon Sheep hunting season

The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources is
pleased to announce that application forms for the 2011 Lanai
Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season, together with instruction sheets, are
available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices
Statewide. It is imperative

that hunter applicants obtain and pay particular attention to the
hunt instruction sheet and addendum for more changes in the
application process. Pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123,”Rules
Regulating Game Mammal Hunting” (§ 13-123-2), the

cooperative agreement between DLNR and the landowner, and the
written request of the landowner, the following special conditions
and procedures will be in effect for this hunt:

The 2011 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season will consist of three (3)
hunts:

The Archery Only Hunt will be held over eight (8) consecutive days,
beginning July 30, 2011 and ending on August 6, 2011.

The Muzzleloading Hunt will be conducted for two (2) consecutive
Weekends (Saturday and Sunday), August 13 and 14, 2011 and August
20 and 21, 2011. The General Rifle Hunt will be held over nine (9)
consecutive Weekends (Saturday

and Sunday), beginning on August 27, 2011 and ending on October 23,
2011. Hunter assistants will only be allowed to accompany hunters
who are senior citizens (age 65 or older) or disabled.

The bag limit for the 2011 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season will be two
(2) Mouflon sheep; one non-typical ram and one (1) ewe or
non-typical ram per hunter per season (regardless of the type of
equipment used). Upon check in, hunters will be issued both tags.
All heads of rams harvested must be disposed of in the trash bin
provided by the State of Hawaii located at the Lanai hunter check
station.

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 not be allowed to apply for, or participate
in, either the Muzzleloading Hunt or the General Rifle Hunt
lotteries. Archery hunters may check in on the Friday preceding the
first day of the Archery Only Hunt or daily during the hunt between
the hours of

7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to validate permits and receive their tags.
All archery hunters must check-out of the hunting area daily and
report their take or their intent to hunt the next day providing
their tags remain unfilled.

Participation in the Muzzleloading Hunt and General Rifle Hunt will
be assigned by lottery drawing. Interested hunters may apply for
either the Muzzleloading 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, 54 So. High St.,
Rm 101, 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.
The DEADLINE for submitting applications will be 4:00 p.m. on
Friday, May 27, 2011. Interested hunters are encouraged to submit
their application well before the application deadline to insure
proper processing.

The public drawing to assign a going status, and if necessary, to
establish stand-by positions for the Muzzleloading Hunt lottery
will be held on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the
State

Building in Wailuku, Maui. A simultaneous drawing will be held at
the Lanai Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office for Lanai
residents. Following these drawings at both locations, the

public drawing to assign a going status, and if necessary, to
establish stand-by positions for the General Rifle Hunt lottery
will be held at 12:00 noon. Hunters, who have been assigned a

stand-by number, will be allowed to replace no-show hunters that do
not check in on their assigned hunting date. All eligible
Muzzleloader and General Rifle participants must check in either on
the Friday

preceding their assigned hunting date between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00
p.m. or on Saturday or Sunday between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at
the Forestry and Wildlife Office in Lanai City to acquire

their tags. Stand-by hunters must be present at the Lanai City,
Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday
prior to their assigned hunting date to be eligible to replace
noshow

hunters. Once each hunter fills their bag limit, they will not be
eligible to participate for the remainder of the 2011 Lanai Mouflon
Sheep Season. Both Hunting Unit 1 and 2 will be open to Archery,
Muzzleloading, and General Rifle Hunts.

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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