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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.


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


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.


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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