This estimate of 538 deer on the public hunting units is really bad. Residents from all the islands go there for deer hunting and great meat. The deer (and moflon) hunts are a big economic driver for the local economy, the only thing bringing people in other than high end tourism.
It is particularly egregious that the Maui DHHC (Department of Housing and Human Concerns) gave Pulama Lanai (Larry Ellison, one of the richest men on earth) a grant for $120,443 to kill 2000 does last year.
So we taxpayers paid to create this problem of ruining the best hunting opportunity that us regular folks have.