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Offline preacherman

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Maui Self Guided
« on: January 20, 2020, 07:15:09 PM »
    So, I sorta won a trip to Maui, this March. I have never hunted out of state but Iím not terribly interested in sitting on a beach...or really anything ocean related.
    I was listening to Remi Warrenís podcast, and he said that Hawaii was his favorite out of season hunt. That got me thinking; guides are really expensive, but I have never needed a guide before. Iím a pretty savvy hunter in Wa, really never struggled filling tags for me and my sons. Anyone here done any hunting in Hawaii?
    Especially interested if you have done self guided.


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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 08:26:12 PM »
I was going do it yourself last year for axis deer on Maui. I had a freind that could get me on a ranch and getting a deer I donít think was super difficult but I think the hard part is getting access. My family wanted to go kaui so I didnít go but I think the challenge is access  :dunno:

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 08:27:55 PM »
I used a guide for a hog hunt when I went to Maui. I did some scouting and there are some areas where you could park and hunt goats and hogs. i saw lots of goats up Waiamia canyon. Most of the country I looked at is steep steep steep.
Make sure you bring proof that you have taken a hunter safety course.
I would go online before you go and check with the game department about what they will require for you to purchase a license and tags. You also need to know what seasons are open.
Good luck.

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 09:10:34 PM »
My wife surprised me with a guided hog hunt on Maui years ago. I had a great time, though it was expensive. We ran hogs with dogs and killed them with a knife, a great experience.

As said above, access to good country is key. We (my wife and I) covered a fair amount of public ground and saw no hog or Axis deer.  The guide had access to ranches and we saw plenty of hogs, deer, and sheep there. Another note is the rabid anti-hunting mentality of many on the island and bringing in a firearm I have been told is difficult.

Good luck, I would be interested to hear how it goes.

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 09:56:23 PM »
You scored a free trip to the best island! Before kids, Hawaii was our go to vacation spot and Maui is by far our favorite island. I still have family and coworkers that have places on Maui. I usually go to unwind, so canít help with hunting side. I can definitely give you the run down on other activities/things to do if youíre interested.

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 05:27:30 AM »
Your pretty savy you will make do

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2020, 08:15:53 PM »
You scored a free trip to the best island! Before kids, Hawaii was our go to vacation spot and Maui is by far our favorite island. I still have family and coworkers that have places on Maui. I usually go to unwind, so canít help with hunting side. I can definitely give you the run down on other activities/things to do if youíre interested.

Iím headed to Maui next month & would be interested in a run down of activities/things to do. Thanks

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2020, 08:41:06 PM »
I bow hunted kona last October for goats entirely diy, i recommend getting the onx subscription for a month for Hawaii so you know where to go, I also recommend renting a 4x4 Nissan truck, just a good as a Jeep and you donít make yourself a target for thieves, jeeps scream tourist. We hunted a public area with no scouting and my buddy killed a goat and I had two shot opportunities, one which I hit a goat and was not able to retrieve it. I donít know where to go in Maui, but if itís like kona the goats are not hard to find. I had a really fun time, it was super cheap and we didnít bird hunt but there were all sorts of turkey and other upland birds on kona.
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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2020, 08:08:25 PM »
Preacherman -

I did a solo self-guided hunt on Maui last Feb (2019) and had a blast, other than the fact that it actually SNOWED on me.  It was apparently like the only recorded time that it snowed at the particular elevation and location I was at.  Got into several groups of feral goats.  I had my longbow at the time and visibility with fog and sleet was difficult, but still doable.  Missed a shot at about 18 yrds on a goat, but rushed my shot.  If I had my compound I would have had more opportunities. 

From what I've learned, the best opportunity for self-guided archery on Maui is for goats and pigs.  Seems that a lot of the axis deer are found on private areas, which equals $$. Not to say you can't find any on public, self-guided. Lanai is where most people hunt for axis deer and the mouflon sheep (and turkey), and much of that is guided.

Going back to Maui next month for my second self-guided archery hunt with my cousin.  This time with my compound.
 
PM me for details.  Maybe we can connect for a hunt!
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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2020, 05:33:21 AM »
Tagging.  Want to go back and take the recurve.   Finding access seemed difficult last year.  Just curious if there are public land spots with goats

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2020, 06:17:34 AM »
You scored a free trip to the best island! Before kids, Hawaii was our go to vacation spot and Maui is by far our favorite island. I still have family and coworkers that have places on Maui. I usually go to unwind, so canít help with hunting side. I can definitely give you the run down on other activities/things to do if youíre interested.

Iím headed to Maui next month & would be interested in a run down of activities/things to do. Thanks

I've been to Maui a couple times, haven't tried hunting there.  I had a blast snorkeling. I rented an underwater camera from a snorkel shop for $50 for a week.  Well worth it in my opinion as I still enjoy looking back over all the underwater photos and videos i took. 
No fishing license is required for fishing in the salt water. Last time i was there I spent a lot of time fishing.  You can target small reef fish, or big predator fish depending where you try. 

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 10:49:38 AM »
Tagging, head there in May and although the self guided seems to be more gratifying, I will more than likely use a guide. Maui Hunting Safari and Arrow one Ranch seem to offer axis, goat and pig hunts.

Has anyone brought home a cape,antlers and meat on a flight? How did you transport the antlers?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2020, 12:04:05 PM »
Nonhunting Maui pro tip:

Warren and Annabelle's does a dinner show with magic acts. 

It was AMAZING. 

I know you dont go there for dinner shows, but it was unreal.  We'd go again in a heartbeat if we were there. 

Family friendly.   We dont tend to bring kids, but it's a really nice show. ,
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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 09:53:36 AM »
It would be good to get a local to guide you. You support their family and economy and learn more about the aina. Definitely worth it as thatís what hunting is all about

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Re: Maui Self Guided
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 10:10:09 AM »
Whenever you go to those islands, do your best to conceal your home address. Crooks on the islands have partners on the mainland and when they can get an address for somebody visiting, they contact the mainland crooks and then they come home to find they've been robbed. I've seen this happy many times to others.
And do tell us about the hunt when you get back.  :hello:
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