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See What It’s Like to Go Goat Hunting in Hawaii with a Recurve Bow

I’m not sure it gets much better for a bowhunter.

Hunting for wild goats on the islands of paradise using traditional archery tackle. Even if you aren’t a traditionalist, this video will make you want to grab a recurve.

Ryan Kohatsu takes us on a self-filmed journey on the trail of wild Hawaiian goats and does it with traditional tackle which only adds to the difficulty.

No, goats aren’t native to Hawaii. In fact, prior to English contact with Captain James Cook in 1778, there were no goats in any of the islands. However, Capt. Cook changed all that when he released goats onto the Big Island to serve as food sources in the future.

Those goats have populated the entire island chain over the past 200+ years. They can be found in the mountains and prefer elevations between 2,000-9,000 feet. However, they also can be found in the open meadows and lava fields.

Ryan sneaks within bow range using the nature cover of tall plants as well as the gullies that crisscross the region. Once he’s within range, he makes a good clean kill on a mature buck.

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See What It’s Like to Go Goat Hunting in Hawaii with a Recurve Bow