I've seen a few threads concerning hunting in Hawaii and not found very much real good info. My lovely brother is getting married over Thanksgiving this year and decided that he wanted his whole family to indulge in this trip, which none of us have the money for, and falls in our Rut here in Missouri. ANYWAY I digress.. My plan was to try my hand at my first elk draw this year and head west but do to this cheap "gift" he's given us, the budget is blown! So now, trying to make lemonade out of lemons I did a little quick research and discovered there are plentiful populations of sheep and pigs on the big island and a lot of public land, and it appears that a tag runs about $100 for an out-of-stater.. Ideally it would be nice to hire someone who knows the land, animals, and what to do if we get blessed with a kill but that appears to be about $1000. So I was curious, is there anyone out there that has attempted a DIY hunt on the big island? Or anyone local who could provide any advice? Is this even feasible or should I just focus on my elk hunt for next year?