They Meant Well
Introduced from India in 1868 to the island of Molokai by King Kamehameha V, Axis Deer started out as a group of eight. After a century-and-a-half spent in Hawaii’s lush, temperate and predator-less environments, Molokai’s deer population is now estimated to be as large as 60,000 animals.
Twelve deer were released in 1920 on Lanai. Today their numbers have grown to at least 20,000 deer. Fifty years after being introduced to Maui, nine Axis deer now amount to nearly 50,000.
Axis Deer hunting in Hawaii is crucial. Hawaii Safaris isn’t only providing you with what you love as a hunter, but we are helping the sensitive species that are native to the land. It’s their home.