About Hunting in Hawaii

Hawaii offers bird and game mammal hunting in their tropical woodlands. Game mammal hunting is offered on the six major islands in the State of Hawai‘i: Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i and the big island of Hawai‘i. Each of these islands has one or more public hunting areas (called Hunting Units), which are open for hunting at certain times during each year.

Game mammals consist of the following: Ferel Pig, Mouflon Sheep, Ferel Sheep, Mouflon-ferel hybrid sheep, Axis Deer, Black-tail deer, and Feral Goat.

Game bird hunting consists of the following: Ring-necked Pheasant, Green Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Erckel’s Francolin, Chukar Partridge, California Quail, Gambel’s Quail, Japanese Quail, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Mourning Dove, Spotted Dove, Barred Dove, and Wild Turkey. Only shotguns, and bow and arrow may be used to hunt game birds.

Hawaii Hunting Seasons 2021 – 2022

Axis Deer is only offered on the island of Lanai. See dates below.

Black Tail Deer is offered on the island of Kauai. See dates below.

Lanai Axis Deer Hunting Season 2021

Hunting
Unit
Game
Mammals
MethodLimitsOpen Hunting
Days
Special Conditions
and Restrictions
1, 2Axis DeerArcheryOne deer per hunter per season,
regardless of means of take.
05/26/2021 – 06/06/2021Tag required.
Axis DeerMuzzleloaders
One deer per hunter per season,
regardless of means of take
(mid-February through mid-May).
June 16 – 20, 2021Tag required.
Hunters are assigned hunting
days by public lottery.
Axis DeerGeneral RifleOne deer per hunter per season,
regardless of means of take
(mid-February through mid-May).
06/23/2021-10/24/2021

*18 weekends, Also includes Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.*
Tag required.
Hunters are assigned
hunting days by public
lottery.

The 2021 Lanai Axis Deer and Mouflon Sheep Season will consist of four (4) hunts:

  • The Archery Hunt will be held over 12 consecutive days, beginning May 26, 2021 and ending on June 6, 2021. Limited to 75 non-Lānaʻi resident hunters. All Lānaʻi residents who apply will be allowed to participate.
  • The Youth Hunt will be opened from Wednesday through Sunday, June 9-13, 2021. Limited to 75 non-Lānaʻi resident hunters. All Lānaʻi residents who apply will be allowed to participate.
  • The Muzzleloader Hunt will be open from Wednesday through Sunday, June 16-20, 2021. Limited to 75 non-Lānaʻi resident hunters. All Lānaʻi residents who apply will be allowed to participate.
  • The General Rifle Hunt will be held over eighteen consecutive weeks and opened on Wednesdays through Sundays, beginning on June 23, 2021 and ending on October 24, 2021. Limited to 75 non-Lānaʻi resident hunters per week.   All Lānaʻi residents who apply will be allowed to participate.

Please see official PDF for all mammals, all islands, all zones and details.

Kauai Blacktailed Deer Hunting Season 2021

Hunting
Unit
Game MammalMethodLimitsHunting periodsHunting DaysDetails
ABlacktailed deerMuzzleloader season: muzzleloaders only.One antlered buck per hunter per license
year. (Three inch
antler minimum.)
One weekend: The seventh
weekend before the last full
weekend in October.
Saturdays and
Sundays only.
Dogs not permitted.
Permit/tag required. */4
(No lottery)
Rifle season: rifles,
muzzleloaders, or bow
and arrows are
permitted.
One antlered buck per hunter per license
year. (Three inch
antler minimum.)
Six consecutive weekends,
including and preceding the last
full weekend in October.
Saturdays and
Sundays only.
Dogs not permitted.
Hunting dates assigned by
public lottery. */3
Permit/tag required.
FBlacktailed
deer
Bow and arrows only.One antlered buck per
hunter per license
year. (Three inch
antler minimum.)
Mid-September through
November.
See annual deer tag instruction
sheets for specific hunting days.
Saturdays,
Sundays and
State Holidays.
Dogs not permitted.
Firearms not permitted
Permit/tag required. */4
HBlacktailed
deer
Muzzleloaders only.
(Muzzleloader
Season)
One antlered buck per
hunter per license
year. (Three inch
antler minimum.)
One weekend: The seventh full
weekend preceding the last full
weekend of October.
Saturdays and
Sundays only
Dogs not permitted.
Muzzleloader permit/tag
required. */4
Rifles, muzzleloaders or
bow and arrows.
One antlered buck per
hunter per license
year. (Three inch
antler minimum.)
Six consecutive weekends:
including and preceding the last
full weekend of October.
Saturdays and
Sundays only
Dogs not permitted.
Permit/tag required. */3
Hunters assigned hunting
date by public lottery
JBlacktailed
deer
Archery only.One deer of either sex
per hunter per license
year.
Mid-September through
November. See annual deer
season instructions for specific
hunting days.
Saturdays,
Sundays and
State Holidays.
Dogs not permitted. */4
Archery permit required.
Firearms not permitted.
KBlacktailed
deer
Archery only.One deer of either sex
per hunter per license
year.
Mid-September through
November. See annual deer
season instructions for specific
hunting days.
Saturdays,
Sundays and
State Holidays.
Deer archery permit/tag
required. */4 Dogs not
permitted. Firearms not
permitted.

Hawaii License Fees 2021

TypeResidentNon-ResidentSeniorKalaupapa Patient
Hunting License
including Wildlife Conservation Stamp*
$20.00$105.00$10.00$10.00
Game Bird Stamp*$10.00$10.00$10.00$10.00

Links to Official Sites

Hawaii State Regulations Site

Hawaii Hunting Regulations PDF

Hawaii Hunting Licenses and Permits