On the island of Maui, Hawaii Safaris has access to 8,000 acres of hunting ground from Makawao to Lahaina, where we hunt axis deer, Polynesian boar, game birds, Hawaiian ibex goats and more.
Hunting in Hawaii can be challenging as a whole, and each island further carries its own set of unique challenges, from climate to terrain. Our main hunting area is “upcountry” Maui in Makawao. Makawao sits approximately 1,500 feet above sea level where the weather can change quickly. In the summer months, high temps run in the high 70s to mid 80s, while low temps run in the low to mid 60s. Winter months are a bit cooler, with highs averaging around 70 degrees and lows in the high 50s to low 60s. Winter is typically wetter with more precipitation (Makawao averages 73 inches of rain per year) though Makawao is also treated with plenty of sun, averaging 271 sunny days per year.
Terrain can vary, though you will mostly find yourself on low, grassy terrain when hunting upcountry. Vast valleys and ridges jut across the hillside, mixed with clustered tree lines that are great for seeking shade and camouflage.