DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR schedules make up date for Lana’i mouflon sheep rifle hunt postponed in September due to tropical storms

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in Latest News

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife has set a makeup hunt on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, 2016 for those hunters impacted by cancellation of the Lana‘i mouflon sheep rifle hunt originally set on September 3-4, 2016.

The earlier hunt date was cancelled for public safety in anticipation of the potential impacts of tropical storm Madeline and Hurricane Lester.

For further information, contact the Maui DOFAW office at (808) 984-8100.

The General Rifle Hunt is being held over nine (9) consecutive weekends (Saturday and Sunday), ending on October 23, 2016.

Hunter assistants will only be allowed to accompany hunters who are senior citizens (age 65 or older) or disabled.

The bag limit for the 2016 Lana‘i mouflon sheep season will be three (3) mouflon sheep (one (1) ewe, one (1) non-typical ram and one (1) either sex) per hunter per authorized hunt.  Hunters will be required to purchase a ewe tag and have the option of purchasing an either sex tag.  A non-typical ram tag will be issued at no charge.  All heads of non-typical rams (polled, deformed, mu‘umu‘u*) must be disposed of at the Lana‘i hunter check station.  Department of Land and Natural Resource personnel have final say on the non-typical ram designation.

General rifle hunt participants must check in at the Forestry and Wildlife office in Lana‘i City to validate permits and receive their tags either on the Friday preceding their assigned hunting date or on Saturday during the check station hours stated below.

  • Fridays: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Additional details for this season are available at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife offices at the following telephone numbers:

O‘ahu: 587-0166                           Maui: 984-8100

Hawai‘i: 974-4221(Hilo)             Moloka‘i: 553-1745

Kaua‘i: 274-3433                          Lana‘i: 565-7916

(*in this context the first meaning of mu‘umu‘u is: cut off, shortened, amputated or maimed)

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Media Contact:

Deborah Ward

DLNR Communications specialist

Phone: (808) 587-0320