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Multiple Bird Hunting Areas Opened by PTA

November 12, 2014, 6:59 PM HST
* Updated November 21, 8:39 AM
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Several training areas at the Pohakuloa Training Area will be open for bird hunting on Nov. 15-16 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Training areas 1-4, 10, 11, and the Keamuku Training Area will be open for shotgun hunting of birds. The use of shotgun slugs is not permitted.

Hunters interested in hunting over the course of these days must check in and out of the area through one of the check-in stations no later than 7 p.m. each day.

The check-in stations include:

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 mile marker 15.

Hunting passes are required to be placed on the vehicle’s dashboard and can be obtained at the check-in stations, beginning Friday at 5 p.m.

Individuals who are caught without a signed hunting pass on their dashboards will not be allowed to hunt for 30 days.


Access to training areas 1-4 is through any of gates 1-10 on East Saddle Road, east Pohakuloa’s main gate.

Additionally, access to training areas 10 and 11 is through any of gates 1-7 on West Saddle Road, west of Pohakuloa’s main gate.

Keamuku Training Area hunting is through gates 7 and 10 on Old Saddle Road or gate 11 on Mamalahoa Highway.

Hunters are required to park in a designated parking area.

Among items that are not allowed in the training and hunting areas are firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, direct bikes, and recreational vehicles.

More information is available by calling the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at (808) 969-3474 or by visiting the following website and clicking on the “Hunting” tab.

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