Join our Hawaii Sacred Hunting trip to source your own wild meat, connect with your primal roots, and step into manhood as our ancestors would have done.
Civilization is a huge blessing... but it comes at the cost of fewer rites of passage and fewer ways to express healthy masculinity.
If your inner warrior wants OUT (beyond paintball and crossfit)... then you're ready for the hunt.
This is what initiation creates...
"There is nothing that inspires confidence in me than literally being able to go out and eat what I kill. Cannot recommend hunting enough."
- Mansal D
"It's a powerful experience to get to connect with the land... spiritually, I had a really big breakthrough just being in that container..."
- Brandon E
"It’s no secret that the food system is broken…[I want to] only consume the meat that I directly hunt or trade”
- Jordan B
"Seeing her approach death was an emotional experience...I teared up and cried a bit."
- Tim K
"It was a really great experience to bond with the other men there...[I enjoyed] the fireside convos. Awesome group of guys..."
- Kitch W
"Some of the most important men's work... world's work, really... this is something that felt really important for me to connect with my primal roots..."
- Jordan B
There is no therapy, method, or program as old or as profound as sacred hunting.
Hunting is older than humanity itself. Tribes of men would bond around the fire, share laughs, and provide meat for their loved ones and community.
Indigenous hunter-gatherers had an intimate relationship with nature and the mysteries of the universe. Reclaiming these practices boosts our sense of gratitude and presence.
Power plants, taken in sacred ceremony, have allowed men to expand their consciousness for tens of thousands of years. Examples include reishi, cacao, etc
There are over 50,000 axis deer on the island and around 7,000 humans. The animals are in huge herds, which means there are dozens of pairs of eyes looking for movement from predators like us. The axis deer hunting in Hawaii is a combination of ambushing AND spotting/stalking when there is no available shot.
Join this hunt to connect with the process of killing an animal in order to eat, connect with yourself, your brothers, and remembering an old way of living.
On this hunt, we will start by learning and participating in traditional Hawaiian cultural practices and enjoy a medicine journey before the hunting begins.
"It was incredible...Easily one of the best experiences of my life. First kill on the tail end of medicine... I've never experienced anything like it."
- Kyle Kingsbury
Kyle Kingsbury Podcast / retired UFC Fighter
Mansal Denton is the founder of Sacred Hunting, author of the book by the same name, and transformation facilitator. He brings together indigenous rites, rituals, and plant medicine ceremonies together with hunting to facilitate inner growth. He has been leading axis deer hunts in Hawaii for 4 years.
If you feel trepidation, hesitance, or even fear, it's totally understandable. After dozens of participants, hear what they say on the other side.
Our guide will flash freeze the meat and can ship us coolers from Hawaii via FedEx. It will cost about $70, but that's a small price to pay to not have to carry that around with you. The only catch is that each person will need to bring a cooler for shipping. Molokai is too small an island and likely will not have any (much less 6) coolers for sale. You can likely put food/snacks in the cooler, check it in, and come back without one so it's not a huge commitment.
Weapons can be easily transported to Hawaii using a TSA case. These are not expensive and are generally better gun cases than existing ones. Alternatively, you can use a TSA lock on your existing case, which would be a more affordable/simpler option.
They take it somewhat seriously, but it isn't overly problematic. They require a negative COVID test 72 hours before arrival and a bit of other paperwork (where you're staying, etc etc). This is all stuff that I will coordinate. However, be mindful that if you are planning to go to other islands while you are there, there will be more paperwork/legwork.
Hawaii is one of the few places in the United States that still has strong ties to their cultural roots. Molokai is one of the islands that has slowed commercial progress for the purpose of maintaining that culture. This Molokai axis deer hunt is about more than that. It's about understanding and connecting to the culture of Hawaii.
In order to hunt Hawaii the most ethical way possible, we organize an entire day of cultural sites with native Hawaiians to provide introspection and personal growth. If you are just looking for big axis deer buck hunting in Hawaii, this is NOT the experience for you.
For those who want to hunt in Hawaii like the indigenous have for hundreds of years and like your ancestors did wherever you're from, then this is the cultural experience for you.