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Weekend Bird Hunts Scheduled for PTA

November 28, 2014, 3:19 PM HST
* Updated November 28, 3:22 PM
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Army officials will be opening several training areas for bird hunting at the Pohakuloa Training Area over the weekend.

On Nov. 29-30 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. officials will open training areas 9-16, as well as the Keamuku Training area, for shotgun hunting of birds. Shotgun slugs are not permitted.

Check-in and check-out is required by all hunters at the designated check-in stations.

The following stations will be in use:

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 maker 28.

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

Hunters must checkout by 7 p.m. on each day.

Passes are available at the check-in stations beginning Friday after 5 p.m. The passes must be signed and placed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Individuals found without the mandatory passes will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

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The training areas are accessible through the following locations:

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

Areas 9 and 12-16: Through Ahi Gate, near mile maker 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. Additionally, firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, and recreational vehicles are not permitted.

Those who have disabilities may call Officer Brian Mabry for assistance at (808) 969-2429.

More information can be obtained by calling the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at (808) 969-3473, or by visiting the following website and click on the “Hunting” tab.

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