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Christmas Day Hunt at Pohakuloa

December 23, 2014, 7:20 AM HST
* Updated December 23, 7:23 AM
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Pohakuloa United States Army officials will open several training areas over the Christmas holiday for hunting.

Training areas 1-4, 9-16, and the Keamuku Training Area will be open on Dec. 25 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for shotgun bird hunting.

Hunters interested in participating in the hunt are required to check-in and check-out at one of the hunter’s 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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Check-out from these locations is no later than 7 p.m. each day.

Passes for hunting can be obtained at any of the check-in station beginning Wednesday at 5 p.m. All hunters must have a signed pass placed on their vehicles dashboard. Those who do not comply will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

Access to hunting area is through the following gates:

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

Areas 9 and 12-16: 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.

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

Individuals interested in hunting who have a disability can call Officer Brian Mabry at (808) 969-2429 for assistance.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at (808) 969-3474, or by visiting the U.S. Army Garrison website and clicking the “Hunting” tab.

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