The blacktail season on Kauai is in September and October and hunting is restricted to weekends. Blacktails are found in thick, steep, rugged country. Nonresidents heading to Hawaii should focus on guided Axis deer hunts on Lanai, Molokai or Maui where the success rate is 80 percent and the season is year-long. Contact: Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife (808-587-0166; www.dofaw.net).
Deer Forecast 2003