"Fisher has now formed his own hunting company, Hawaii Safaris, and is operating on several properties across three Hawaiian islands. On Maui, Fisher just started hunting the 1,000-acre Piiholo Ranch. Located on the northwest slope of the Haleakala Crater, the ranch features rolling hills with deep gulches providing habitat for good populations of axis deer. The best time to hunt is from April to September when the bucks have hard antlers. Axis bucks more than 25 inches are considered respectable and over 30 inches is a trophy. In addition to trophy axis deer, there is good wild boar hunting. Mature boars weigh from 125 to 200 pounds with tusks that can measure three or more inches. Elevations on the ranch range from 2,000 to 2,500 feet, and while walking is required, there is a good road system that makes reaching the best vantage points relatively easy. All hunting is on a 1 x 1 basis and is spot and stalk. A 2½-day hunt including guiding services and the trophy fee for one axis buck is $1,950. A hog is an additional $650.
"Still on Maui, Fisher also hunts the 30,000-acre Haleakala Ranch. With elevations from 1,500 to 5,500 feet and habitat ranging from keawe (mesquite) grasslands to heavy brush, the ranch supports excellent populations of Spanish goats along with some wild boar. The feral goats are descendants of animals liberated by sailing ship crews in the early 1800s. They are found throughout the property, with herds........(continued)