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Friday Mammal Hunting at PTA

November 24, 2014, 2:51 PM HST
* Updated November 24, 2:53 PM
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Army officials are opening several training areas at Pokakuloa Training Area for bow hunting from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.

Friday’s hunts are in addition to the special Thanksgiving hunting opportunity at PTA.

Training areas 1-4, 9-16, and the Keamuku Training Area will be opening for bow hunting of mammals only. One pig, one goat, and one sheep is allowed. Additionally, sheep wearing blue collars are not permitted to be shot.

Hunter must check in and check out at one of the following check-in stations:

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 at these stations is no later than 7 p.m.

Hunting passes for Friday hunting will be provided at check-in stations beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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All hunters must have a signed hunting pass displayed on their vehicle’s dashboard. Those who do not abide by the requirement will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

Hunters can access the training areas through the following gates:

Areas 1-4: 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.

Area 9 and 12-16: Through Ahi Gate, near mile 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.

Parking in designated parking areas is required. Firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and recreational vehicles are not allowed in the training and hunting areas.

More information can be obtained 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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