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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by LoonWulf, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. LoonWulf
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    Just got around to sorting some of my old pictures, and putting them in a gallery, two actually as i cant merge my earlier attempts....Ill probably update the hunting hawaii gallery as new stuff happens. Pictures are from Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii island...there are a few that i still need to convert to digital.

    Anyway, here are the links and a few that i liked.

    http://postimg.org/gallery/1prbog1kw/

    http://postimg.org/gallery/175451x4w


    My hunting cohorts
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    Archery on Maui
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    The last rams I got before eradication started on Maunakea
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    Last weekend of muzzleloader at Puuwawa...ends tomorrow, filled my last tag today.
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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing! Never gone for big goats or sheep, just the speedy ones lol. I'd like the challenge though, those seem to have found a good home!
     
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    Hunting the Hawaiin Islands is on my bucket list. I've been to Oahu, Maui, Kona and Hawaii but I've never had the chance to hunt. I've got a good friend who lives on Hawaii and his wife works for the Parker Ranch. I guess I need to get off my butt and make it happen.

    Thanks for posting those photos LoonWulf!
     
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    Yeah, the hybrid mouflon/feral sheep crosses have done really well here up untill they started eradication on maunakea, now its getting harder and harder to find them....well in an area you can hunt with anything besides a car. Parker still has some good access to hunting areas, ive never hunted on any of their property. There are Also still some good public and private areas for sheep, both bow and firearm.

    Goats are kinda everywhere, the major area/seasons seem to be puuwawa and puuanahulu. Those are special hunts and only open for bow or muzzy depending on area.and dates.
    Most coastal public areas have goats, tho finding them in the rocks can be surprisingly hard, and not gettting frustrated and lobbing a long shot in can be hard....the first time.

    Pigs, are pigs, their in everyones back yard tearing up the trash, lotsa hunting for them.

    If you do try making it out here id suggest coming during bird season, its usually pretty good, and theres some great location to just walk or drive for half a day hunts. Parker also has some great birding, i believe they actually stock from time to time, ive snagged taged ring necks on the lower part of maunakeas public hunting areas.

    The other island are all a little different. I grew up on a shrimp farm on the south shore of Molokai, and the terain there was vastly different to what we have here on the Big Island. My wife is from Molokai as well so we go home atleast once a year, most of the Axis deer pictures will be from there...i seem to have lost most if not all of my 08-10 pictures that had more Molokai, and the Kahuku ranch Mouflon hunt....that kinda bums me out there were some cool pictures from that hunt...if anyone ever gets the chance to hunt Kahuku ranch, i highly recommended making it happen.
     
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    Wow, I had no idea they hunted out their. Thanks so much for sending the post.
    Terry
     
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    Great thread! You know I was wishing I had a rifle to chase goats with the whole time we were on the big island back in 2015. Watched the SCI show the other night where they were taking huge axis bucks on Maui. I'd love to come back and spend a few days hunting.
     
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    Well if you guys make it out here let me know, id be happy to try set up some hunting.

    Thanks for reminding me I started this thread DS, id forgotten about it till you asked.

    Ill post some updates with new and old pictures this weekend. Ive got a few more from the last few months..... Actually i may wait till after next weekend, were doing muzzleloader on Lani next week.
     
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    Our son lives in Honolulu, and we visit from time to time. I know there's an outdoor range near Koko Head, but is there any hunting on Oahu?
     
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    Loonwulf, Thanks had never heard about hunting in Hawaii. Did I understand the orders? It says you may only hunt on weekends and state holidays?
     
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    Depending on the areas yes, others are open daily year round.

    There are also special closures of mammal hunting during bird season, and other times. They also open areas for special hunts depending on available game.

    also some pictures i just found on my work computer...
    these are all older, probably 2010-11
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    Same day, piglets cruising down the road.
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    Wifes folks have deer from time to time at the house...
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    My wifes sisters ones boyfriend, and dad running the dogs
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    mighty huntress....and very unlucky chicken
     

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    What's the white stuff above your 'hunting cohorts' picture? :D

    I spent 8 days on Kauai and we went on the 'canyon drive' as it's called by the tourist, awesome scenery and it would be awesome to hunt. I was surprised when talking with some of the locals that there is a fair amount of hunting that happens on the islands. One local talked about getting ready to go hunt Axis deer on Molokai, sounded fun to me.

    I imagine the wild chickens make for lots of target practice growing up, however, I hear they don't taste that great.
     
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    Vanilla cotton candy....its a well kept secret that the worlds supply of cotton candy is kept on Maunaloa:D

    Yeah Molokai is probably the best place for big axis, Maui has also tho.

    And chickens....lots of chickens...i tried to eat them a few times
     
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    Wild chickens everywhere on Oahu; city, country, parks, beaches, parking lots, etc. They should give each homeless person (lots of them, too) a pellet pistol.
     
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    LoonWulf, Where does hunting take place? Private land, Public Lands? What kind of permission is needed? Is leasing hunting on private land common? Thanks :)
     
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    They would have wars for the best curbside sleeping.....


    Huntings available on both private and public land.
    There are a few hunting leases, least here on the big island. There are also some "guides" that ive heard about but dont actualy know.

    MOST hunting is done on public land, as big land owners don't usually allow too much hunting on their property, tho most will allow some.

    Pretty much every local hunter has atleast a couple spots that are private tho, usually small farm plots, or someone's backyard...or their own. Its pretty common to hear rifle shots every night down in HPP where i live now, or up in Mountain View/Volcano where I used to live.

    Alot of the islands have good portions of ag land, so thats often an option as it helps keep animal damage down.

    One of my favorite places to get pigs are the papaya fields, almost no work and they are fatty.
     
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    What about the wild cows?
     
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    The cows are on public land and tags can be obtained year round or so im told.

    Theres a special hunt that allows driving access. No word on how much longer that will last, ive got an app in but havent heard anything since i droped it.

    If your willing to hike thru the damn Ohia and fern jungle you can walk into the area, but its a couple miles.

    Not sure if there are any options on private land for them.
     
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    I'm curious about something, your tale of cow hunting was fun to read, but it just dawned on me about 45 min ago, you didn't give a full field review of your socom bullets according to shot placement, were they recovered? How much internal damage did you cause with each of your primary shot placement choices? Obviously they worked. I was just curious how shattered the shoulder was and whether or not the head shot went on to cause problems with spinal and/or vital cavity damage.
     
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    that's true I completely forgot.
    I didnt recover any of the bullets.
    The two that went thru the bulls head both exited the first shot hit him literally right in the kisser, and punched out the back of his neck just to the side of the spine, it did NOT hit the spine or if it did it was a glancing blow, as I didn't find any bone fragments in the meat. The shot still caused enough shock to the nervous system that he folded up and lay there till I shot him again.
    the second shot went thru the right eye and out the upper left portion of the skull, no serious explosion (thank god, hate the smell of brains). exit shattered the skull but didn't blow any large chunks out.

    the second bull took one round that just cliped the front top of the on side shoulder, then shattered the spine, and exited some where. I don't think it caught the other shoulder or if it did it didn't catch a bone square. I'm not sure as I didn't remove that shoulder, one of the other guys did it, just seen blood oozing down that side of the animal.

    I've still got a few, and I'll probably use them again if we get another shot at the cows. can't bring myself to fling them at pigs other smaller stuff.
     
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    Thank you! I hope you do get a chance to go again! If/when you do, I look forward to another write-up!!
     
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    Just finished up a couple days hunting with our muzzleloaders on Lanai. I didnt remeber to take many pictures, including forgetting one of the small buck i shot, but here you go!

    Ill write a bit more and post a few more pictures when i get home....or maybe the next day. No deer pictures but a few mouflon...maybe ill get some deer tomorrow when were cruising around.

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    Interesting. Never been there- had no idea hunting was even a thing in the 50th state.
     
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    Its not all that highly advertised lol....id actually forgotten to come back and write anything, or post more pictures. Got a few more pictures of the resort and beach. there was a group of guys camping at the beach, the older guy had been hunting Lanai for 45+ years, got some cool stories from back in the day.

    Need to resize pictures still i guess........
     
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    LoonWulf,
    Great photos that bring back many good memories. I lived on Oahu from '87 to '11 (with a year in the UK and one in Oregon) so about 22 years. I spent about 18 months at Kalaupapa rebuilding the pier there. We used to fly in Monday and fly out on Friday. I've never seen so many Axis deer. At night it was more than a little creepy walking to the "airport" to use the public phone to call my wife back on Oahu. With thousands and thousands of graves, and the history of the peninsula, I would sometimes wonder if all of the eyes staring at the haole were deer or something else .... guess I'll never know. I used to have to drive up to the top of Mauna Loa every three months to maintain a test site there and always enjoyed seeing sheep/goats on the drive up from Saddle Road. I was back on Oahu visiting my ex after the SHOT show last year and your photos make me want to visit again. Thanks! :)

    I wonder how many know that there's a wallaby on Oahu called a rock wallaby, but it can't be hunted. I'll never forget the indigenous, endemic, endangered categories from the hunter's ed that my wife and I took on Oahu.

    A good friend just got back from three weeks on the Big Island. He was there for his daughter's wedding and got to do some hunting and shoot a couple of pigs (see tusks below). His son-in-law and another good friend got two a piece as well. They gave the pigs to some locals who gave them some jerky and sausage in return.

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