Hunting Frequently Asked Questions
When should I arrive on the island if doing an early morning hunt?
If you are planning on using Parker Ranch firearms, you will need to arrive the day prior to your hunt as the guides start very early in the morning. Please make contact with your hunting guide when you arrive.
If you are planning on using your own firearm, you will need to arrive on a weekday and register your firearm at any County of Hawaii Police Department.
They ask that you call in advance to make an appointment at 808-887-3080.
Where is the nearest airport?
We recommend flying into the Kona International Airport
Does the Ranch have overnight accommodations?
We do not, but there are many great resorts within 35 – 45 minutes of the Ranch
along the Kohala Coastline. For a homier stay, there are two smaller lodges in Waimea. The Kamuela Inn 808.885.4243 or the Waimea Country Lodge 808.885.4100
Are there taxidermy services on the island?
Yes, we can provide you a list of island taxidermist for game mounting.
Any Physical Preparation?
We recommend that you be in good physically condition for all our hunts, as the terrain can be physically demanding. Most of our hunts are between the 2000 ft. and 8000 ft. elevation and require some walking at higher elevations.
How should I dress for a hunt at Parker Ranch?
We recommend hiking boots, long sleeve shirt and pants, camouflage attire is preferred. Keep in mind that you will be hunting at a higher elevation 3,000 ft. and higher in the early morning or late afternoon when the temperatures tend to be cooler.
If you have additional questions please call our hunting reservations line at 1-877-885-7999, Monday thru Friday, 8am – 4pm (HST) or email us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”:mailto:email@example.com.