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Special Thanksgiving Bird Hunt at PTA

November 24, 2014, 2:49 PM HST
* Updated November 24, 2:50 PM
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A special Thanksgiving bird hunt will happen on Thursday. Army officials will be opening several training areas at Pohakuloa Training Area for bird hunting on Nov. 27 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Training areas 1-4, 9-16, and the Keamuku Training Area will be open for shotgun hunting of birds only. The use of shotgun slugs is not permitted.

Hunters interested in hunting on this day must check in and check out at one of the following hunter 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 mile marker 15.


Checkout time at these locations is no later than 7 p.m.

Passes for hunting on Thursday will be provided at check-in stations beginning Wednesday after 5 p.m. These passes must be signed and placed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Individuals who do not follow these instructions will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

Access to the training areas is as follows:


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 gate 1-7 on West Saddle Road, east of Pohakuloa’s main gate.

Areas 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.

More information can be obtained by calling the PTA Hunter’s Hotline or by visiting the following website and click on the “Hunting” tab.

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