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Maui business shares how it plans to help reduce the axis deer population

Lawmakers and community leaders continue to look for solutions to the axis deer overpopulation problem on Maui. One business that harvests and sells axis deer meat, Maui Nui Venison, released step three of its four-step plan for growth this month. The Conversation sat down with CEO Jake Muise to get his insight on the situation. He shared how the business’s plan will contribute to efforts to reduce deer populations on the Valley Isle.

This interview aired on The Conversation on March 15, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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