Hawaii Population and Management Archive - Hawaii Page

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Hawaii Deer Population and Management Archive

Estimated Annual Deer Kill

2016 Reported Kill: Over 700


2012 Reported Deer Kill: About 700


2011 Reported Deer Kill on Public Lands (Underestimates total kill)


Kauai (2010-2011) - 26 total black-tailed deer (26 bucks, 0 does)

Kauai (2011-2012) - 30 total black-tailed deer (30 bucks, 0 does)

Oahu - deer not present

Maui* (2011) - 2 total axis deer

Lanai (2011) - 576 total axis deer (303 bucks and 273 does)

Molokai (2011) - 22 total axis deer

Hawaii - deer not present


Deer Kill on Kauai public hunting

2003 64

2004 51

2005 40

2006 34

2007 36

2008 53

2009 29

2010 26

2012 4

2013 5

2014 36


A list of articles in the Archive. Alphabetical Order by Year.

2017 Lanai Axis Deer Hunting Season Hunt Announcement September 30, 2016 Hawaii

Alleged animal smugglers used helicopters to fly sheep to Maui,deer to Big Island August 21, 2012 Hawai

Axis deer - potential to wreak havoc on Isle January 13, 2012

Axis deer eradication under way on island August 24, 2012 Hawai

Axis deer on the rise, experts say January 25, 2020 Hawaii

Axis deer possession now illegal in Hawaii June 21, 2012

Axis Deer Threat on Maui Brings Perspective to Big Island May 27, 2011 Hawaii

Big Island man defends his actions in axis deer case November 14, 2012 Hawaii

Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings May 24, 2011 Hawaii

Black-Tailed Deer Season to Open on Kaua'i June 8, 2019 Hawaii

Coordinator hired on Maui in battle over axis deer June 3, 2013 Hawaii

D'oh! A Deer, Maui Deer Issues August 4, 2011, Hawaii

Deal humanely with axis deer June 6, 2011 Hawaii

Dear friends caught in deer traps July 7, 2012 Hawai

Deer Eradication Efforts Begin on Big Island April 16, 2012 Hawai

Deer park could solve problem, attract tourists September 26, 2011 Hawai

DLNR plans to survey, remove axis deer on DHHL land in Ka'u August 27, 2011 Hawaii

Fight against Big Island axis deer ... August 1, 2013 Hawaii

First axis deer hunted down on Hawaii, DLNR provides photo proof April 13, 2012

Funds approved for battle against axis deer, fire ants and other invasive species August 16, 2012 Hawai

Grant to help manage Maui deer problem January 25, 2013 Hawaii

Group using corral to capture axis deer June 30, 2013 Hawaii

Hawaii Deer Season 2014: Hunting Forecast October 4, 2013

Hawaii hunters sentenced in deer smuggling case October 1, 2012

Hawaii invasive species spending cuts have effect September 24, 2011 Hawaii

Hawaii officials ask hunters to help them eradicate Big Island deer October 29, 2012

Hawaii Volcanoes Releases Plan for Ungulate Control January 25, 2013 Hawaii

Hawaii WAFWA

Hawaii's Plan to Eradicate Deer Angers Big-Game Hunters May 25, 2012

Helicopter blamed for disrupting Lanai hunt April 8, 2012 Hawai

How Invasive Species Control is Threatening Local Culture July 13, 2013 Hawaii

Hunters, officials clash as deer multiply May 27, 2012 Hawaii

Inaugural Hawaii Invasive Species Council on Maui May 8, 2012

Maui Axis Deer Pilot Program Update November 26, 2012 Hawai

Maui hunters form cooperative to kill axis deer on farms, ranches October 4, 2012

Maui Seeks More Money for Invasive Species Battle May 17, 2012 Hawaii

Molokai’s Fabled Axis Deer Are Starving To Death In Droves January 24, 2021 Hawaii

Mystery deer growth pitting hunters against Hawaii May 23, 2012

Public safety concern in plan to curb isle's deer population May 11, 2012 Hawai

Resolution urges government to help abate deer population September 18, 2011 Hawaii

State Ramping Up Efforts To Eradicate Axis Deer October 24, 2012, Hawaii

The Humane Society of the United States Encourages Hawaii Residents to Report Wildlife Crimes Following Recent Deer Smuggling Case August 24, 2012 Hawai

Veteran pilot pleads guilty to airlifting deer, sheep August 21, 2012 Hawai