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Maui Nui Venison
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About Us
Our all-natural venison is sourced from 100% wild Axis deer. Because these deer roam free their entire lives, they enjoy a naturally varied diet packed with essential nutrients. Truly wild venison, harvested using stress-free methods, offers up a difference you can taste.

“What’s Good for the Planet Is Good for Us.”
- KU'ULANI MUISE, co-founder
We believe that striving to be in balance with nature supports abundance for all. By actively managing Hawaii’s Axis deer populations as a food resource, we hope to inspire more place-based solutions that focus on the health of our environment, and by extension, the health of the communities and systems that it sustains.
Maui Nui is a modern geologists’ term for the prehistoric Hawaiian island that was once made up of the islands of Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, and Kahoʻolawe. Over epochs of time, their separate volcanoes sank into the sea and the saddles between them flooded with water, leaving behind four distinct islands. Besides their ancient geological ties, there is another unique trait that links the islands of Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi together: The existence of Axis deer.

Introduced in 1868 to the island of Molokaʻi by King Kamehameha V, this unique species of deer started out as a group of eight. Today, there are over 100,000. While it might seem like a thriving deer presence in Hawaiʻi could be a good thing, these population booms are occurring on islands with very finite resources.

Maui Nui reminds us that everything is connected. Properly managing the Axis deer population does more than help balance Hawaiʻi’s ecosystems, it’s good for our agricultural systems, for human health and the health of the deer themselves.