Guided Kaupo Hunt & Private Dinner with Chef Brian Etheredge, 2 people
This 2-day/ 1-night package features a guided hunt on Kaupo Ranch’s 8,000+ acres of pristine land on Haleakala’s leeward slope. Help with the ranch’s game management program and conservation efforts: each hunter will be allowed one each (male or female) of Axis deer, Polynesian feral goat, and pig. The two-day hunt—either bow or rifle—will be guided by Kaupo hunter and Maui native Robin Kean. Each hunter must possess a valid State of Hawaii hunting license. During the overnight stay at the historic Kaupo Ranch house, Brian Etheredge, award-winning chef and owner of Capische restaurant in Wailea—and avid hunter himself—will cook a gourmet dinner using exotic game from the ranch. Learn one-on-one his tips and secrets in preparing wild game for an extraordinary meal. “If you love the outdoors, this is the hunt of a lifetime,” says Kekoa Kaluhiwa, one of last year winning bidders. He was joined by his coworker Cole Shook from the wind energy company, First Wind. Both avid hunters, Kekoa (from Hawai‘i) and Cole (from Texas) harvested several animals including deer, pig and goat during the two day hunt. Kaluhiwa had this to say about the experience: “Kaupo Ranch offers an opportunity to hunt at different elevations and terrain, it was an amazing experience. Robin was a superb host and the dinner prepared by Chef Brian was first class.”
Total Value: $10,000 Buy it now
Donors: Robin Kean, Kaupo Ranch; Brian Etheredge, Capische Restaurant
*Activities are weather permitting. Some black out days may apply. One month prior notice mandatory to arrange hunt. Bring your own lunch, snacks, liquids, hunting gear. This excursion is limited to adults and/or child accompanied by a legal guardian in good physical condition (12 years and older.) Persons with a history of respiratory or cardiac problems, or anyone currently under the care of a physician, should check with their doctor prior to participating in this hunt.
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization with the mission of "protecting the lands that sustain us." By working to increase conservation land across Hawai`i we ensure the protection of coastal shoreline accesses and recreation areas, native ecosystems and habitats, culturally significant lands, and agricultural lands for our working farms and ranches—all for our use and enjoyment today and for all generations to come. For more details on the organization and our protected lands contact us at (808)244-5263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.