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PTA Opens for Bird Hunting this Weekend

November 21, 2014, 10:01 AM HST
* Updated November 21, 10:04 AM
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Army officials at Pohakuloa Training Area have announced the opening of several training areas this weekend.

Shotgun hunting of birds will be allowed in training areas 1-2, 9-16, and the Keamuku Training Area Nov. 22-23, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Use of shotgun slugs is not permitted.

Hunters who want to be allowed in the hunting areas must check in and check out at a  hunter’s check-in station.

The following check-in stations will be operational this weekend:

Kilohana, located on Saddle Road between mile markers 43 and 44.

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Pu’u Huluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road near mile marker 28.

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Pu’u Anahulu, located on Mamalahoa Highway across from mile marker 15.

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

Passes will be provided at the check-in stations beginning Friday after 5 p.m. The passes must be signed and placed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Hunters in the area without a signed hunting pass displayed will be prohibited from hunting for 30 days.

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Access to the training areas are as follows:

Areas 1-2: Through any of gates 1-10 on East Saddle Road, east of Pohakuloa’s main gate.

Areas 10 and 11: Through any of gates 1-7 on West Saddle Road, west of Pohakuloa’s main gate.

Areas 9 and 12-16: Through Ahi Gate, near miles marker 38.5, on West Saddle Road.

Keamuku : Through gates 2, 7 and 10 on Old Saddle Road or gates 11 and 14 on Mamalahoa Highway.

When in the areas, hunters are required to park in designated parking areas. Additionally, firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and recreational vehicles are not allowed.

More information can be retrieved by calling the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at (808) 969-3474 or by visiting the Garrison website and click on the “Hunting” tab.

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