Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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With an estimated 7 million-plus wild turkeys in 49 states, turkey hunting continues to be the fastest growing hunting activity. Prospective and experienced gobbler...

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Hawaii Sportsmen's Alliance

If you can catch it, hunt it, or grow it bring it, and share it with our maui Ohana. Please make sure all of maui's fishermen and there family's know they are invited!!! ...

In an effort to have more of maui's seafood brought in by small local sustainable commercial fishing operations, so less has to be shipped in from the action block on Oahu (witch is mostly longline fish caught by foreign crews practicing harmful fishing methods) Sustainable Seafoods is raising money to deploy deep water F.A.D. buoys around maui county. Saturday August 1,2015 we are going to have a potluck fundraiser, with an informational presentation about sustainable fishing, harmful fishing practices, and the Sustainable Seafoods buoy project. Sustainable Seafoods will be donating fish (tuna, mahi, Ono what ever we can catch) and we encourage people to bring foods that are grown, hunted, or caught here on maui. PLEASE MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN THE FISHING COMMUNITY KNOWS ABOUT THIS POTLUCK/FUNDRAISER

MAUI FISHERMEN Community F.A.D. project potluck fundraiser

August 1, 2015, 9:00pm - August 1, 2015, 9:00pm

Balwin Beach, Paia, Hi

In an effort to have more of maui's seafood brought in by small local sustainable commercial fishing operations, so less has to be shipped in from the action block on Oahu (witch is mostly longline fish caught by foreign crews practicing harmful fishing methods) Sustainable Seafoods is raising money to deploy deep water F.A.D. buoys around maui county. Saturday August 1,2015 we are going to have a potluck fundraiser, with an informational presentation about sustainable fishing, harmful fishing practices, and the Sustainable Seafoods buoy project. Sustainable Seafoods will be donating fish (tuna, mahi, Ono what ever we can catch) and we encourage people to bring foods that are grown, hunted, or caught here on maui. PLEASE MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN THE FISHING COMMUNITY KNOWS ABOUT THIS POTLUCK/FUNDRAISER

Water Commission Hearings and presentation coming up on Monday. I was curious if we are going to be able to present to the commission and so looked into past meetings that they put on... Here is their Kona Meeting Agenda and presentation.. ...

Chimo Shipp shared Saltwater_Soldiers's post to the group: Hawaii Sportsmen's Alliance. ...

SOLO CLEAN SWEEP!!!! This is the story of my first real clean sweep, a clean sweep is when you catch all four "flag fish" (Marlin, MahiMahi, Ono, and Ahi) in one day. I say real clean sweep because I've caught what I call "cheep sweeps" where the Marlin is actually a spearfish, or the tuna is not over 100lbs, or I caught all four but it took more than one day. I got to the bait spot at about 11pm, set up the sea anchor and put the lights out. The bait showed up right away, and I caught opelu till 3:33am at which time I departed for "NASA" buoy. I arrived at the buoy at about 5am and started dragging live bait, it was about 30 minutes before I had a bite, witch was a 50lb yellowfin witch broke the line at the side of the boat. I motored back up the buoy and set out two big heathy opelu, one on my usual 80lb gear and one on 30lb gear while I retied the other line I had just broke. Both baits got bit right away and took short runs, assuming they were both small tunas I took the time to retie the hook and put out a third line. I started fighting the fish on the 80 and realized that the 30 was almost out of line so I pulled up the small fish and started to chase the what seamed to be a big tuna down swell, until the line was straight up and down, from here I "short pumped" the fish up to 90 feet under the boat and the tuna started swimming up the side of the boat, so I had to run 15feet up to my controls and drive up in front of the tuna than put the boat I neutral and start fighting the fish again, I had to do this move about ten times, and with only 50lb test and no leader I was really worried the tunas teeth would cut the line. The last time I put the boat in neutral I was able to pump the tuna about ten feet under the boat, I could see the tuna did not have very long sickles so I was thinking it was a strong 75lb yellowfin. I ran up and put the boat in gear one more time, my heart was pumping now as I ran back to my rod, as soon as I got back to stern the tuna surfaced and I stuck a very small stick gaff in its nose and realized the gaff would straiten if I tried to pull the 150lb tuna in the boat with it, so I stuck my hand in the gills and pulled the fish in!!!! As I gilled, gutted, and iced the Ahi I slow trolled the one bait I still had out back up to the buoy, and caught a 30lb bull MahiMahi as soon as I got back up there. To was about 7:30 am now and all the charter boats were leaving the buoy so I decided to go to CC buoy witch is about 5 miles up wind, and it was windy!! At CC I put out an opelu and hooked a 38lb bull MahiMahi witch jumped right around the buoy and drug me down swell about 1/4 mile, right before I caught the Mahi my second opelu was cut in half by an Ono so I decided to put an lure out and troll back to the buoy. The Ono bit right away, as I was pulling out the hook and putting the lure back out I thought to my self, "now I'm going to have to go Marlin fishing and try got the sweep" and as soon as that thought crossed my mind the one reel I had out started screaming, and a 220lb blue Marlin started jumping!!! The fight was pretty simple the fish swam down swell and after about 10 minutes the leader broke the surface and I leadered the fish up and got a bad gaff shot (very shallow) the Marlin starter jumping and I put a second gaff in the gills nice and deep!! After subduing the Marlin I pulled it in the boat and put it on ice. The day ended at about 4pm in Maalae harbor with 11 MahiMahi 2 Ono 1 150lb tuna (witch all went to Capiche? Maui) and one 220lb blue Marlin (witch my friend is smoking to help with a sick family members hospital bills) and left me with a huge smile for days!!! FRIENDS AND FAMLY PLEASE SHARE AND GIVE ME FEED BACK (I already know my spelling and grammar is off tho lol).

Shared this from member Andy McLaughlin.
If you have some time ... I highly recommend listening to this TEDx talk.

I've been in many a conversations where the sides do not wish to allow the other to exist or to find common ground. Not saying this will fix it, nor do I know the history of the speaker's organization. But what I do know, is the concepts she explains are very real and challenging and sometimes taking a step back and observing what is happening brings clarity and focus.
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A successful meat hunt on Lanai. I took my .270 along with a .243 for my son. He took the deer with perfect double lung shots like I instructed him to. I never had the need to uncase my rifle from the backpack. Kudos to my son for not taking a shot he was not comfortable with. Much mahalo to Game Management and to the island of Lanai. ...

m.thegardenisland.com/news/local/marine-sanctuary-expansion-proposed/article_08402e32-d460-11e4-a... ...

Everyone is so humble on this page, it is almost scary.
But we can have some fun too.

Shaun and his son Zach have been vacationing in Hawaii with the family for several years now. Zach didn't have a hunting license all those years. Until now. This is Zach's first archery harvest. I heard he was practicing up for the family trip and his hawaii bowhunt.
I don't think there's much better than a father passing on hunting to his son. And Hawaii, of all places, afforded them that opportunity.
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