Pa is the leader of the Correa clan and is a descendant of the “Barefoot Hunter,” a legendary hunter from the island of Oahu. Pa moved his young family from Oahu to the Big Island in the early 1970s as Oahu developed into a tourist and metropolitan destination and hunting became more difficult. Family legend tells the story of how Pa’s father went on a hunting trip to the Big Island in the early 1960s—just as the cattle industry started to decline—and discovered an untouched jungle teeming with wild game. He returned home from his hunting expedition with a severe injury from a run-in with one of the local hunters and died later that year. Before he died, however, he left Pa with crudely drawn maps of his Big Island hunting trails, warning him to avoid those trails and anyone named “Rosa.”
Pa carved out his own trails from the jungle, and wild game meat became the main source of food for his rapidly growing family. His youngest son, Duane, remembers being poor as a child, but always knowing there would be fresh pork to eat each day. Pa’s hunting abilities were so effective that he brought home enough food to also feed the local children he adopted. At one time, there were nearly 20 immediate family members who relied on Pa and the wild game he caught.
Now Pa considers himself to be in the sunset of his life and needs to make a decision regarding who will lead the Correa Clan moving forward, but there’s no clear answer. His eldest son, Greg, is the strongest and the best fighter in the family, but younger son, Duane, is the better hunter and known for his cleverness. Pa knows one day soon he’ll need to make a hard decision and pick which of his sons will lead and provide for the clan.