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Been a few years since i visited but Moloka'i it is one of my favorite places in HI. I spent a week there hunting with my friend Walter Niki. I came away with many wonderful memories. It is very rural without a lot of touristy stuff to worry about. But if your better half is looking for some very nice quiet time in an island Paradise you can't beat it.

Back when I was there the goat hunting was great and I missed a dandy boar up in the mountains. Like Ryan stated elsewhere the Axis are the challenge, being the "ghosts" of the island. We even got out for some bow fishing in the ocean one day.
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Nice shot Doug! Those enenue are mighty quick!!!
I know we didn't get anything that day, but do you have any pics from our "tsunami" bowhunting excursion?

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Me and my wife are looking to plan a trip here and hunt. Is guided hunts on private land the only option? Any help would be appreciated!

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Charley,
Private land hunting is the only option as far as I know on the island of Molokai. You don't necessarily need a guide though.

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Whoa, das a pretty big herd in that picture. Looked at Google, looks like I'll be hunting Kawela III. Can't wait! Which Kawela area are these pictures from?

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Some of those pics are taken from a friends house. We weren't allowed to hunt in that area.
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Hunting Moloka'i is a dream of mine.
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Heading back to Molokai in a few months...3rd trip. The key to hunting on the island is having a few friends and personal connections. That's hard to do for a first-time hunter, but PBS brothers stepped up and helped me on my first trip. After that it just got easier. We've hunted goats, pigs and axis deer with excellent success.

I consider Molokai the 'subsistence' island of Hawaii. No super-sized convenience stores, no big burger chains, no hotel chains, no big-box store, and no fast lifestyle. Great farms and produce! Good island beef available. The island has everything you need to have a fine vacation and hunt, as long as you don't crave a Maui or Oahu experience.

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Just got back from Moloka'i. Trip was fricken awesome! Choke deer. Of course they're smart enough to stay down low by the houses and out of the hunting area. Every morning I'd get dropped off and would watch the herds feed downhill toward the houses. My mornings consisted of me trying to intersect the herds before they got too low. Actually was able get into trad bow distance, but my uncle twisted my arm and I was using his 30-30 that day. Go figure. Here's a sample of what I see when I'm Axis hunting. I call this picture "Tunnel Vision", and no this buck is not alone. See if you can spot any of the does guarding him.
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Here is an interesting video I was able to capture of two bucks sparring. If this wasn't right next to my uncle's house, it would have been a perfect time to put on a stalk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghXd5i7wD84&feature=youtu.be

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Wow, Looks like I need to look into hunting Molokai!!! haha

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Eh Riley, my uncle Mel Enriques said he hunts with your cousin and he bird hunted with you before too. Small world. Yes Moloka'i is ridiculously awesome. Even though we struck out with the bows, my uncle and I had a blast. Can't wait to get back to Moloka'i when the bucks should have their hard horns in.

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