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Mammal Hunting at Pohakuloa Dec. 26

December 23, 2014, 7:40 AM HST
* Updated January 22, 11:06 PM
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In addition to a special Christmas Day hunt, United States Army officials at Pohakuloa Training area will open several training areas on Dec. 26 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for bow hunting

Training areas 1-4, 9-16, and the Keamuku Training Area will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. Hunters are limited to one pig, one sheep, and one goat, keeping with state bagging limits.

Shooting sheep with blue collars is not permitted.

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.

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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.

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 vehicle’s dashboard. Those who do not comply will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

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Access to the hunting 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 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.

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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