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PTA Opens for Bird Hunting

November 7, 2014, 1:19 PM HST
* Updated November 12, 6:16 PM
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Army Officials with Pohakuloa Training Area will open several training areas for bird hunting this weekend until early next week.

Training areas 2, 10, 11 and the Keamuku Training Area will be open for shotgun hunting of birds from Nov. 8-11 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The use of shotgun slugs is not permitted.

Hunters must check in and check out at one of the 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 miles markers 28
  • Pu’u Anahulu located on Mamalahoa Highway across from mile marker 15

Check-out times are 7:30 p.m. each day.

Beginning Friday after 5 p.m., hunters may obtain hunting passes at any of the check-in stations opened during the hunting period.

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Passes must be both signed and placed on the vehicle’s dashboard while in hunting areas. Repercussions such an inability to hunt for 30 days will go in effect for individuals who do not properly display a pass.

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Access to training area 2 is through gate 1-5 on East Saddle Road, east of Pohakuloa’s main gate. Hunters can access training areas 10 and 11 through gates 1-7 on West Saddle Road, west of Pohakuloa’s main gate. Keamuku access is through gates 2 and 7 on Old Saddle Road, gates 49 and 50 on New Saddle Road.

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 and hunting areas.

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

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