Hunting in Hawaii
Hunting in Hawaii
Have your tropical island vacation and hunt while you're there...it's the perfect vacation!
Where else you can have your tropical island vacation and hunt too? Hunting in Hawaii for all the exotic species the Islands have to offer. If you are in the paradise that is Hawaii and want a very unique hunting experience you have to get in touch with us!
Why you should consider hunting in Hawaii:
- Year round hunting opportunities on the Big Island, Molokai and Ni’ihau.
- No tags required
- There are eight different big game exotic hunting species available to hunt: axis deer; blackbuck antelope; Spanish goat; Hawaiian ibex; Black Hawaiian sheep; mouflon sheep; Vancouver bulls, and and don’t forget about Hawaii’s classic, the wild boar. Brought to Hawaii by the first settlers, this animal has not changed since and proves to be a very challenging and exciting hunt.
- Private lodging is available.
- Bird hunts are available, including Rio Grande wild turkeys in the spring.
The Big Island of Hawaii
On the Big Island of Hawaii there are a number of hunting properties totaling over 100,000 acres.
On the Big Island of Hawaii there are a number of hunting properties totaling 100,000 acres. Here you’ll find two feral goat species, the Spanish goat and Hawaiian ibex as well as mouflon. The island of Hawaii is also host to the Black Hawaiian sheep, which are some rugged animals living on the slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes in the most beautiful forests you can imagine.
Mouflon Sheep Hunting in Hawaii
The Big Island is home to a herd of free ranging, purebred mouflon sheep, and they are highly sought after game animals, second only to axis deer. They live in the high elevation, rough lava flows on the slope of the Mauna Loa volcano. Other sheep species on the island include Black Hawaiian sheep, which live in the high forests.
If you like hunting rough terrain in beautiful country, you’re going to love hunting goats! They live in the most beautiful, and remote areas of the Big Island. Typically, you’ll chase goats early in the morning when they are active.
Vancouver Bull Hunts
Hawaii is also where you can hunt one of the only dangerous game animals that Hawaii has to offer, the Vancouver bull. Similar to the scrub bulls in Australia, these bulls are like the Hawaiian version of the American bison. They are wild, and known to be aggressive.
They were brought to Hawaii in 1778 as a gift to King Kamehameha from Captain George Vancouver, and have been living in the dense rainforest of Mauna Loa ever since. Wounded bulls have been known to charge hunters, and you guides will be armed to back you up on this hunt.
Quick Facts about the Big Island of Hawaii:
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The Island of Molokai
Molokai is home to a population of around 30,000 axis deer, and a solid population of blackbuck antelope.
Hunting Axis Deer in Hawaii
Molokai is home to a population of around 30,000 axis deer! Hunting for axis deer is absolutely one of the most exciting hunts in Hawaii, and you can choose to hunt them in the flat plain areas, or in the mountains. These beautiful deer are completely free ranging, and are incredibly “switched on”. They’re like hunting whitetail deer on crack!
Axis deer hunts have been described as a triple threat; they can see from far, they can smell from far, and because their numbers are so high they have eyes everywhere. Don’t worry though, your professional guides have been hunting these axis deer their whole lives and are experts at the game! You an choose to hunt spot-and-stalk, or from a tree stand.
Blackbuck Antelope Hunts
Blackbuck were introduced to Molokai Island in the 1970’s and run free range on the western half of the island. On Molokai, also you can find black buck antelope to hunt on nearly 20,000 acres of private land. Strangely, blackbuck are most active during the heat of the day, so hunting them over water holes after your morning hunt for axis deer is a great way to go.
Quick Facts about the Island of Molokai:
- We work with the only local, legal, and insured hunting outfitters on Molokai.
- Year round hunting seasons.
- No tags required.
- Private lodging is available.
- Ask us about species availability on the island of Niihau.
- Relax on Hawaii’s longest white sand beach.
- Go hiking in our secluded rain forests.
- Shoreline fishing and crabbing trips.
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One of the best hunts I’ve been on! Lots of game and great guys to go hunting with! They know where to put you on the animals! A ‘No worries’ hunt from shot, to caping out your game, to cutting and packaging your meat. Couldn’t have asked for better!!
Hunting in Hawaii is always a hunt that I look forward to every year. Something about the atmosphere on top of some intense hunting action keeps me going back. I had the pleasure of hunting with Koa Manaba as my guide this last trip and through his help, was successful in taking my biggest Axis buck to date. Koa gets it done and i look forward to another day on the hill with him next year.
My trip to Hawaii was great! My guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife in it. During the hunt we encountered mouflon sheep, hogs, wild turkey and also some Vancouver bulls! After the hunt we walked back to the truck and Kalima took the time to drive around and show me the awesome scenery! This was my first hunt in Hawaii and also for Black Hawaiian ram! Was a great experience and I can’t wait to come back!
My axis deer hunt in Hawaii was awesome! It’s definitely something that can be done on a family vacation if you have a couple extra days. We hunted in the morning, and evenings there was time mid day to go get lunch, hit the pool, or even the beach. The guides were great. They made the rest of the stay better with local knowledge of things to do.
You hear that you’re going to see lots of deer, but it’s hard to comprehend how many there are. It’s safe to say that we probably saw 1,000 deer a day! They guides definitely help judge bucks and teach what to look for. One of the best deer hunts I’ve ever been on.