Makaweli Meat Company

Maui Nui Venison



Maui Nui Venison is sourced from truly wild axis deer from Maui’s highlands. These deer that have roamed unrestricted by fences their entire lives from windswept grasslands to cloud forests. They are truly free until the moment they are harvested under strict USDA inspection, providing us with the absolute purest meat available.

Originating in India, axis deer were introduced to the Hawaiian islands in the late 1800’s. The largest of the tropical deer species, axis deer have evolved in Hawai’i without the stresses of seasons, migrations and predators resulting in less then 1% intra-muscular fat and a subtle, full flavored taste when compared to any other venison on the market today.

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