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Hawaii Muzzleloader Hunting Season

General Muzzleloader Seasons:

(Axis Deer on Lanai) 1st and 2nd Saturdays in March
(Mouflon Sheep Lanai) 2nd and 3rd Saturday in August
(Black Tail Deer Kauai) Saturday and Sunday prior to the last weekend in October
(Wild Goats Kauai) Saturdays and Sundays from the Middle of July to the Middle of September

Hawaii Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Hawaii Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

During the Hawaii Muzzleloader Hunting Season a muzzleloading rifle or shotgun means a rifle or shotgun that must be loaded through the discharged end of the firearm or the barrel and that employs flint or percussion ignition. Muzzleloading rifles and shotguns must have a shoulder stock and a barrel length of at least eighteen inches. Muzzleloading rifles, with less than a 44 caliber (0.44) bore diameter regardless of mode of ignition. Breech loaders are prohibited during muzzleloader only specified hunts A muzzleloading firearm is considered unloaded if the ignition component (primer, percussion cap or priming powder) is removed from the ignition system, and for flintlocks the powder is removed from the pan, the frizzen is up and the cock (hammer) is down. Cartridge firing and muzzleloading firearms must be unloaded just as described above to enter any safety zone or to transport the firearm in a vehicle within the hunting area. However, when crossing or entering a public highway or exiting a public hunting area, all fire-able cartridges and muzzleloader firing components must be removed from the firearm including powder and projectile(s).

General Muzzleloader Seasons:

(Axis Deer on Lanai) 1st and 2nd Saturdays in March
(Mouflon Sheep Lanai) 2nd and 3rd Saturday in August
(Black Tail Deer Kauai) Saturday and Sunday prior to the last weekend in October
(Wild Goats Kauai) Saturdays and Sundays from the Middle of July to the Middle of September

Hunting in Hawaii requires a hunting license whether you hunt on public or private land. How to obtain a hunting license in Hawai‘i. In order to purchase a Hawai‘i Hunting License, you must possess one of the following documents:

  • a Hawai‘i Hunter Education Wallet Card; or
  • a Letter of Exemption, which may be completed online –click here .

Hawai‘i Hunter Education Wallet Cards are issued to graduates of our basic Hunter Education course and you may use it to purchase a Hawai‘i Hunting License directly from a license agent at various retail locations throughout the state. You may also purchase your Hawai‘i Hunting License online. Letters of Exemption are issued free to those who have an out-of-state hunter education card or a Hawai‘i Hunting License issued prior to July 1, 1990.  If you’re a nonresident without a hunter education card, contact your local hunter education office and find out how, when, and where to enroll in a hunter education course in your home state/province. Once you get your hunter education certificate, you may go online to our Hunting License Application website and complete the non-resident Letter of Exemption form online. Once your form is processed you will receive a email with procedures to follow that will allow you to purchase a Hawaii hunting license. If you are a nonimmigrant alien and wish to temporarily import firearms and ammunition into the United States, please read these FAQs by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. If you are a disabled hunter, please review the vehicle permit applicationand the cross-bow permit application. Unfortunately, many hunters don’t plan or research their hunting trips before traveling to Hawai‘i and are turned away at the license agent’s counter because they were unaware of this license requirement. As always, with any hunting trip, know before you go!

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/

Have Hawaii Muzzleloader Hunting Season Questions?

Muzzleloader Hunting season is the best time to shoot the biggest deer before they are spooked by the regular gun season. If you are new to muzzleloaders or would like more information on your states muzzleloader hunting regulations make sure to give us a call. Knight Rifles is focused on promoting black powder hunting in all states across the USA and can help you determine when your particular states hunting season starts. If you have questions about Hawaii Muzzleloader Hunting Season, please call us at 1-866-518-4181 or email us at sales@knightrifles.com.

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