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PTA Opens For Bow Hunting Aug. 22-24

August 20, 2014, 3:38 PM HST
* Updated August 20, 4:52 PM
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Army officials are opening several training areas for Big Island bow hunters from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 23-24 at Pohakuloa Training Area.

According to a press release, training areas 10 and 11 will be open for bow hunting of mammals only.

Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in keeping with state bag limits. Shooting sheep with blue collars is not permitted.

All hunters must check in and check out at one of the following hunter’s check-in stations: Kilohana, located on Saddle Road between mile markers 43 and 44; or Pu‘u Huluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road near mile marker 28.

Checkout time is no later than 7:30 p.m. each day.

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Hunting passes will be provided at the check-in stations beginning Friday after 5 p.m.

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These passes must be signed and placed on the vehicle’s dashboard.

Hunters who do not have a signed hunting pass on their dashboard will be barred from hunting for 30 days.

Hunters can access training areas 10 and 11 through gates 1-7 on the west side of new Saddle Road.

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Firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and/or recreational vehicles are not allowed in the training and hunting areas.

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