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Weekend Bird Hunts at Pohakuloa Training Area

December 11, 2014, 7:51 AM HST
* Updated December 11, 7:52 AM
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Army officials will open several areas at Pohakuloa Training Area for bird hunting, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 from 5 a.m. To 7 p.m.

Training areas 1-2, 9-16, and the Keamuku Training Area will be opened over the weekend for shotgun hunting of birds only.

Hunters must check in and check out at one of the following locations:

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 time is no later than 7 p.m. each day.

Passes for hunters will be provided at check-in stations beginning Friday after 5 p.m.

All hunters must have a signed pass placed on their vehicle’s dashboard. Those who do not properly display a pass with be banned from hunting for 30 days.

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Hunters can access the hunting sites through the following gates:

Areas 1-2: Through any of gates 1-8 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.

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 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 PTA’s website and clicking on the “Hunting” tab.

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