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The moment you step foot on Lana’i, it’s clear that it’s different from any other Hawaiian Island. Nicknamed the Pineapple Island due to its past as the world’s largest pineapple plantation, Lana’i has an abundance of untouched beauty. In the uplands, you’ll find mist-shrouded mountains and forests of Cook Island pines. White-sand beaches and red lava cliffs dominate the coastline, while clear Pacific waters host a rich marine ecosystem. There are no stop lights, and many of the island’s landmarks are best explored with a four-wheel drive vehicle. This island is around 90,000 acres and holds thousands of free range axis! Game density is extremely high! This is a 1:1 fully guided 2 day hunt for big free range axis bucks in Hawaii! This hunt includes 1 buck and 1 doe. Option to add another buck and doe for an additional charge. A non-hunter may accompany for no additional charge. Velvet horned axis can be taken in February through March. The axis rut takes place in late June and July. Axis are a non-native species, so you are permitted to hunt year round.
- Species: Axis Deer
- Average Classification: 27 - 30
- Shot Opportunity: 95
- Weapons: Muzzleloader, Rifle, Archery
- Hunt Catalog #: RB18580-01
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
This island offers 27"-30" inch bucks. There are possibility for larger animals and no trophy fees if larger bucks are killed. This is a fair chase and free range hunt.
Rifle hunters should be comfortable to shoot up to 150 yards, although many shots are not over 120 yards.
Archery hunters should be prepared to shoot up to 50 yards.
Outfitter suggests a 6.5 caliber and can also supply them for rent if hunter does not want to travel with their own.
Additional Hunting Day
January 01, 2021 - December 31, 2023
- Price: $5,000.00
Hunting license is not included in the hunt price. A hunting license must be purchased online before the hunt and printed off. Hunting licenses are roughly $150 dollars. Hawaii runs on a calendar year of July 1-June 30. If hunting on July 1, a license must be purchased on that day as the new hunting calendar starts. Hunter safety is required and must be submitted to Hawaii Fish and Game when purchasing a license.
Option for an additional hunting day. Option for an additional buck. Option for an additional doe.
Lanai, Hawaii, United States of America
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
Hunt for unique species during your stay, including Axis deer and Mouflon sheep. The 90,000-acre island of Lana’i is home to the highest density of free-range Axis deer in the world. Hunters can expect to see hundreds of deer per day, and will spot and stalk either in a large, flat plain known locally as “the Serengeti,” or in the steep mountainous region that is heavily forested along the shores. Alternatively, for long range shooters, hunters can opt to set up at shooting benches strategically positioned throughout the island. Unlike international destinations, it is easy to transport your personal firearms to this exotic domestic destination. Lana’i is also home to a world-class sporting clays course as well as archery, pistol, and rifle ranges. The sporting clays course is extremely picturesque, and can be enjoyed by beginner and expert shooters alike. This is a 1:1 fully guided 2 day hunt for one axis buck and one doe. Additional deer and days can be added to the hunt for additional costs. Non-hunters may accompany for no extra charge. The outfitter will take your cape/horns and meat to a local butcher. He will process and send it with hunter if possible (packed and following weight limitations) or send it frozen UPS or FedEx. Horns and cape will be prepped and sent to hunter's taxidermist of choice.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided/Hotel?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Lodging on this hunt will be client provided. Outfitter will pick up hunter daily from their hotel. There are several luxury hotels in the area and outfitter can set up all accommodations if hunter would like. Outfitter recommends staying at The Four Seasons Resort in Lanai. On the slopes of a bluff overlooking Hulopo’e Bay, sheltering Lanaʻi’s finest beach and marine sanctuary, Four Seasons Resort Lana’i exudes splendor and serenity. Named the #1 Best Hotel in the USA in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, this resort is considered by many to be the number one Four Seasons property in the world. Guests can enjoy a seemingly endless list of amenities, including a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, top-rated spa, private boat charters and an exclusive beach. A variety of lodging options exist on the island including economic private residences and bed & breakfasts. Outfitter can help find a good lodging option for all budget prices.
- Menu & Food: Client Provided?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
All meals for this hunt are hunter provided. Outfitter will supply water and drinks in the field. There are 5 star restaurant options in the hotels.
- Physical Conditions: Light Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
This is not a very strenuous hunt. Hunters should be prepared to hike 1-2 miles a day on relatively flat ground. This area is called the Hawaiian serengeti and is fairly flat. Outfitter can accommodate for all physical abilities.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Hunter will fly to Honolulu and will get a connector flight (roughly 30 minutes) to the island of Lanai. Hunter is not required to stay overnight in Honolulu as flights usually come in at 3 pm and there are plenty of flights daily to get to the island. Hunter may also get a fairy to the island (roughly a 45 minute ride). Outfitter will supply all field transportation to and from the hunting grounds (10 min drive) but Hunter can also arrange to rent a car if they would like to explore the island. Outfitter can help with all arrangements.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Weather on the island is very mild and does not fluctuate much throughout the year. The island is surprisingly very dry and if it does rain, it doesn't last longer than 5 minutes in the mountains. Hunters should be prepared with at least one long sleeve shirt and pants. Early mornings are around 60 degrees, usually warming up to around 80 degrees. This is a spot and stalk hunt, but is fairly mild terrain. Hunter should expect 1-2 miles of hiking a day. Outfitter will supply all field transportation to and from the hotel and transport trophies to the local butcher. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.
What Outfitter Provides
- Gun Rentals (if hunter does not want to travel with their own) 6.5 creedmoor
- Skinning and quartering and delivery to local butcher
- Expert Guide Service
- Field Transportation
- Spotting Scope
What to Bring
- Hunting Hat
- Shooting Sticks
- Durable and comfortable hiking boots
- Warm weather hunting clothing-layering system recommended.
- Binoculars & Rangefinder
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