Hawaii is not your average backdrop for a bowhunting trip. For starters, navigation is a bit different. The locals use the terms mauka Y makai, which means mountain and ocean respectively, to get your bearings. And while the weather doesn’t leave much to complain about, you certainly don’t need to wear your heaviest coat to hunt in this special place. Here are some key items we brought back on our search for the Big Island.
First Lite Wick Pullover Hoodie
The Wick Hoodie is designed for hot weather and high exertion. First Lite’s high quality Merino wool ensures body temperature regulation from cool coastal mornings to hot Hawaiian afternoons. It also helps mask odor. While we were putting the sneak on the wild goats, this hoodie kept us hidden and cool.
The essential butcher
Any serious hunt requires one or two sharp knives. Benchmade’s Essential Meatcrafter is a great all-around blade to take to the field, but its versatility has earned it a place in hunting backpacks and kitchen drawers alike. The long, fixed blade has the power to debone a moose hindquarter, the flexibility to fillet an uhu, and the finesse to cut sashimi meat with precision.
Even the freshest crops need to be seasoned properly. Mermaid’s Trident is a versatile seasoning blend that can enhance a fresh catch, roasted vegetables, or even an old goat. The simple blend of citrus and garlic with earthy notes of mustard and chardonnay is a sure way to step up your culinary game.
Are you planning a Hawaiian hunt of your own? Check out the full list of equipment used on this trip here. And if you haven’t seen the episode yet, head over to Netflix now.