Dozens of goats are being slain in the hills above Makapu'u and the hunters won't stop until they're all wiped out.
Near Sea Life Park there is a spot where the state's been doing controlled hunts.
Officials say the goat population is rapidly growing and that the animals are destroying and uprooting plants, causing the ground to be exposed and loosening rocks that tumble down hills.
So far, the state has removed 78 goats from the area since its first hunt just over a year ago. The mission is to protect the watershed, where Oahu residents get their water.
Officials say the goats are an invasive species and pose a critical threat to the habitat.
"I think the best way for people to understand it maybe is – to think about what would happen if you had a herd of goats or pigs coming into your yard," said Mary Ikagawa of the Ko'olau Mountains Watershed Partnership. "If you had even one goat or pig in your garden, you wouldn't tolerate that for very long."
"Just because you can't see the animals out in the forest doesn't mean they're doing the same thing," Ikagawa added.
Over a dozen residents in the area are opposed to the way the state is handling this issue.
One of the main concerns is that the group who's hunting the goats are shooting the animals and leaving some carcasses behind on the land to rot.
People say that's not pono. They would've liked the opportunity to get rid of the goats differently, save that meat to eat and feed others.
We will have more on KITV4 News at 10.