Nephi’s Smokehouse holds hunting tournament

Nephi’s Smokehouse held its inaugural hunting tournament Saturday with teams showing off their skills and keeping the tradition of hunting alive in Hawaii.

Dozens of teams signed up for the tournament to legally hunt feral pigs, or pua‘a, with winners — including their canine members — receiving an array of prizes for bringing in the largest boar, laho‘ole or sow, measuring the longest tusk, the biggest pig (overall) and having the largest total combined weight.


Weigh-in took place from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Puuanahulu Community Association’s community recreation center. While waiting for hunters to return with their catch, families were treated to lunch and dinner, raffles, live music and fun for the keiki.

Boar category

First place: Stay Humble at 141 pounds

Second place: Bloody backs at 140.8 pounds

Third place: Team Waff at 136.4 pounds

Laho’ole category

First place: Team 6pak2 at 178.6 pounds

Second place: Team IDK at 155.6 pounds

Third place: Team Cool Boy at 125 pounds

Sow category

First place: Team Stay Humble at 186.8 pounds

Second place: Team Pork Hub at 149 pounds

Third place: Team Honaunau at 129 pounds

Tusk category

First place: Team North siders at 7 3/8 inches

Second place: Team IDK at 7 5/16 inches

Third place: Team Mauka man at 7 1/16 inches

Biggest pig overall

Team Stay Humble, sow at 186.9 pounds

Combined weight

Team Stay Humble at 327.8 pounds

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