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PTA Opening Several Areas for Bird Hunting

October 30, 2014, 5:22 PM HST
* Updated October 30, 5:26 PM
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Army officials are opening several training areas for bird hunting at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Nov. 1 tand Nov. 2 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Training areas 1, 2, 10, and 11, as well as Keamuku Training Area, will be open for shotgun hunting of birds only.

The use of shotgun slugs in these areas are not permitted.

Hunters must check in and out at one of the following hunter’s check-in stations:

  • Kilohana, located on Saddle Road between mile markers 43 and 44
  • Pu’u Huluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road near mile marker 28
  • Pu’u Anahulu, located on Mamalahoa Highway across from miler marker 15

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

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Passes for hunting will be provided at the check-in stations beginning Friday after 5 p.m. These passes must be signed and placed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Individuals who do not have a signed hunting pass on their dashboard will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

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Hunters interested in hunting in areas 1 and 2 can enter through gates 1-5 on East Saddle Road, east of Pohakuloa’s main gate.

Access to training areas 10 and 11 is through gate 1 on West Saddle Road, west of Pohakuloa’s main gate.

Additionally, access to Keamuku is through gates 2 and 7 on Old Saddle Road, gates 11 and 14 on Mamalahoa Highway and at mile marker 49 and 50 on New Saddle Road.

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Hunters are required to park in designated parking areas.

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

For more information, interested parties may visit the following website and click on the “hunting tab”.

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