Yes the sounds is quite upsetting, I think ill need to shot a few more animals before i adjust to it.....after that well see Im actually surprised your not more interested in the 6-284 lol. I just got some 87gr Vmax for my 6x47, gonna see if i cant break 3400 with them in the 6-284 also. those should make for a veritable goatsplosion I think you got the timing about right! lol Still are quite a few sheep over in Kipuka (left side of the road going up to Maunaloa), its archery only. I havent hunted that area yet, the part closed to the road belongs to Bishop Estates (i think) and they took it back last year, so now its a much farther drive/walk than before. VNP dose have some pigs in the park but not a lot from what i understand, and some of the property that belongs to the national park has sheep and goats, but they arnt IN the park itself. Actually the Hotels tend to be clustered, even Oahu has some pretty open tracks of land. The Big island is actually fairly lightly developed, molokai and Lanai have very little major development, Maui has chunks of it, but still quite a bit of "open" land in between, and around. I havent spent alot of time on Kauai, but from what i remember its more like the big island, than honolulu.....maybe more like Maui actually. Theres some hunting on every island. .