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Hawaii Hunters is now partnering up with Maui Surplus and Survival with plans to become the largest outdoor, hunting and military surplus store on the island of Maui. Looking to provide items ranging from archery and hunting accessories, weapons, packs to genuine military surplus ammunition cans, BDU's and so much more. Find us at 900 Eha St. in Wailuku.



Damage to farms, ranches, resorts in last two years at least $1 million

In the last two years, axis deer on Maui have caused at least $1 million in damage to the island's farms, ranches and resorts, according to a survey by Kenneth Yamamura, an agricultural specialist in the Maui County Office of Economic Development.

Yamamura surveyed 26 farms and five ranches on Maui and eight resorts total from Maui and Lanai. He said not all of the farms and ranches contacted for information responded to surveys, so the actual extent of damage is probably greater.

Yamamura submitted his written report to the Hawaii Invasive Species Council to show the extent of Maui's axis deer problem. The council held its first Neighbor Island meeting Tuesday in Pukalani.

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Public safety concern in plan to curb isle’s deer population

PUKALANI - A draft management plan to control Maui's axis deer population and minimize its impacts on farmers, ranchers and the environment is scheduled to be ready by this summer.

Warren Watanabe, a member of the Maui Axis Deer Working Group, told members of the Hawaii Invasive Species Council this week that he hopes to submit the plan to the council by July, the beginning of its fiscal year, so the Maui group can seek funding and support to combat the ever-growing axis deer population.

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