Hunt on Lana‘iMaui
You came to Maui for the beach, but you can’t stop thinking about hunting season back home. Don’t fret or try to blindly spear any fish in sight—instead, head to Lana‘i, where Palawai Outfitters is ready to take you on a tropical excursion of your own.
Palawai Outfitters, located in a grassy volcanic crater, offers both half-day bird hunts and full-day big-game hunting trips. Bird hunt sessions include a hunting guide and pointing retriever dogs, and can lead to a variety of pheasants, partridge, turkeys, and quails. For big game sessions, you will be hunting mouflon sheep (in season August through October) or axis deer (in season February through mid-May).
If you miss these seasons or don’t wantto waste your kill, you can instead head to Lana‘i Pines, a target shooting and archery range that offers all necessary equipment for a day of clay-pigeon shooting. It boasts a course equipped with 14 automated target launchers and a single-shooter with delay circuitry for individual play, as well as a unique location in the lush highlands of Lana‘i. Bonus: They also have an archery range and provide lessons and equipment.
To head out with Palawai Outfitters, you must register beforehand by calling (866) 586-4263 or going online at www.old.palawaioutfitters.com.
Reservations are also required for Lana‘i Pines, which can be made by calling (808) 563-4600. Shuttles to the site leave from The Lodge at Koele.