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Bird Hunting Scheduled at PTA This Weekend

December 4, 2014, 6:36 AM HST
* Updated December 4, 6:38 AM
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Pohakuloa Training Area announced Wednesday that it is opening up a number of training areas for shotgun hunting of birds.

Hunting dates are Dec. 6-7 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Open spots include training areas 1-2, 10-11, 14-16, and the Keamuku Training Area.

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.

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.

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

Hunting passes will be provided at check-in stations beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. All hunters must have their signed passes 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:

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Areas 1-2: Through any of gates 1-6 on East Saddle Road.

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

Areas 14-16: Through gate 2, near mile marker 41 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 this website and clicking on the “Hunting” tab.

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