Maui Nui | Peppered Venison Jerky Bars
Axis deer, although an environmental concern in Hawaiʻi, are touted for their superior flavor and nutritional value. Maui Nui’s Peppered Venison Jerky Bars are the first truly wild venison available for sale and USDA stamped. Savory and with just the right amount of spice, these jerky bars are high in protein, with no added nitrates and most notably, stress-free sourced, the difference you can taste.
Eight axis deer were gifted to Kamehameha V in 1868, 100,000 roam Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi today. An invasive species which threatens the finite resources and fragile ecosystems of the islands, Maui Nui Venison presents a solution: axis deer as a high-quality food source. The deer live a stress-free existence and remain wild until the moment of humane harvest. On a local level, Maui Nui also contributes to greater food-security and independence within the Hawaiian islands.
Meet the Makers
For Maui Nui, data has always been a vital part of their venison. Sourcing from a field operation, the only of its kind in the world, Maui Nui utilizes infrared technology to determine deer population at a highly accurate level. This data holds them accountable to the land owners and communities that are impacted by the species and their harvesting of it. Instead of viewing invasive axis deer as purely problematic, Maui Nui sees the potential of a sustainable food source.
9 oz Island-caught wild venison with a pinch of brown sugar, water, a sprinkling of salt, spices, cultured celery powder, and citric acid.