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Weekend Hunts Scheduled at PTA

December 17, 2014, 1:32 PM HST
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Several training areas at Pohakuloa Training Area will be opened by Army officials for hunting over the weekend.

Training areas 1-4, 9-16, and the Keamuku Training Area will be open Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for shotgun hunting of birds.

Hunters interested in participating are required to check-in and check-out of one of the designated 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.


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


Check-out time at the same locations is no later than 7 p.m. on each day.

Passes for hunting will be available at the check-in stations beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday. All hunters are required to have a pass signed and displayed on their vehicle’s dashboard. Individuals who do not abide by the requirement will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

Access to the training areas are through the following gates:


Areas 1-4: Through any of gates 1-10 on East Saddle Road, east of Pohakuloa’s main gate.

Areas 9-16: Through Ahi Gate, near mile marker 38.5, on West Saddle Road.

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

Keamuku: Through gates 2, 7, and 10 on Old Saddle Road or gates 11 and 14 on Mamalahoa Highway.

Required parking areas are designated for hunters. Additionally, firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, and recreational vehicles are not allowed in the training or hunting areas

Hunters with disabilities can call Officer Brain Mabry at (808) 969-2429 for assistance.

More information can be obtained by calling the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at (808) 969-3437, by visiting the Garrison website and clicking on the “Hunting” tab, or by referring to the instructions on the hunting pass.


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