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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.


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


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.


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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