Hunting in Hawaii, USA
Hawaii Hunting Trips
Hawaii hunting ranches encompass over 123,000 acres on the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island of Hawaii. Excellent trophy axis deer, mouflon and “Black Hawaiian” sheep, Spanish and “Hawaiian Ibex” goats, and Polynesian boar abound in exclusive hunting areas.
Purebred Mouflon Sheep are considered the most highly prized game mammal on the Island of Hawaii. They live in rough lava flows at high elevation close to the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. The island of Lanai has some of the only free range mouflon hunting that exists in the U.S. Otherwise known as European Big Horn sheep, Mouflon exist in pockets of rugged terrain and are found in our hunting areas from sea level up to 2,800′ elevation.
Axis Deer were introduced to Hawaii in 1867 as a gift to King Kamehameha. They produce beautiful trophy mounts and are great table fare. Trophy axis bucks in Hawaii’s private ranches average 30 – 33 inch long antlers and will reach up to 38″ main beams. Our axis hunting areas support excellent quality trophy deer in Hawaii’s prime habitat and hunters can expect to see over 200 deer per day in limited harvest areas. Hunters are amazed at the keen senses of free range axis deer and mature bucks are desirable trophies. A trophy fee of $500 applies for bucks harvested with over 27″ main beams.
Spanish goats were brought to Hawaii in the 1700’s by Captain Vancouver. Today, large, free range herds exist in Hawaii’s more rugged terrain. Being a “fugitive species”, the majority of Hawaii’s goats exist in the vicinity of steep cliffs and lava fields. We boast some of Hawaii’s largest trophy goat herds, with recent aerial surveys putting our goat population at over 2,000 animals. It is not uncommon to see 200 – 300 spanish goats per day on Hawaii Safaris hunting areas. We have two distinct genetic horn types, flared spanish style and unique arching, appropriately named the “Hawaiian ibex”. Trophy billies have keen eyesight and panned, careful stalks are necessary to bag your Hawaiian billy.
Black Hawaiian Sheep were first introduced to Hawai’i by Capt. Vancouver in the late 1700’s. Sheep hunting in Hawaii is a unique experience and large populations exist in Hawaii safaris picturesque upper elevation dry land forest and meadows. Our black Hawaiian sheep hunting is on the Big Island of Hawaii and conducted as a full day hunt. It is common to see 100 plus sheep per day on the 20,000 acres of private ranch land in our prime habitat. Trophy Black Hawaiian and Mouflon rams sport horns in the 30″+ range. A trophy fee of $250 applies to rams with 30″+ horns. Our Mouflon sheep hunts are conducted on Lanai as a two day package.
Polynesian Boar arrived in Hawaii over 2,000 years ago with the first migrations of Polynesians to our islands. Hawaii’s boar are nocturnal by nature and our spot and stalk hunts are conducted in the late evening and early morning. Pig hunting in Hawaii is a large part of our culture and popular table fare. Boar meat in Hawaii is normally prepared as smoked meat, while sow and first year boar meat is excellent to roast or prepare in an imu (ground pit). The majority of our trophy boar sport tusks in the 2-3.5 inch tusks but can range up to 5 inches. The Boar we hunt in Hawaii are typically in the 100-200 pound range.
Hawaii Island boasts some of the best Rio Grande Turkey hunting in America. There are plenty of gobblers and some amazing country to hunt in. Hunters consistently take long beards with archery or shotgun. The turkey hunting season is November – January and March 1st – April 15. We call them in over decoys and spot and stalk. Price is per day or per bird if multiple birds are taken in one day. Maximum of three birds per person per season.