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Weekend Bird Hunts at PTA

January 8, 2015, 10:52 AM HST
* Updated January 8, 10:55 AM
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Several of the training areas at Pohakuloa Training Area will be opened to hunters over the weekend, according to Army officials.

Weekend shotgun hunting of birds will take place Jan. 10 and Jan. 11 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m in training areas 1, 2, 10, and 11.

Hunters must check-in at one of the following hunting 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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Hunters must also check-out at one of the above stations by 7 p.m. on each day.

The distribution of hunting passes will begin on Friday at 5 p.m. The passes must be obtained, signed, and placed on the dashboard of each hunter’s vehicle. Hunters who do not follow these steps and do not display a pass will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

Hunters can access the available training areas through the following gates:

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Areas 1 and 2: Through any of gates 1-6 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.

Parking in designated parking areas is required, and firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, and recreational vehicles are not allowed in the training and hunting areas.

Individuals who have disabilities can call Officer Brian Mabry for assistance at (808) 969-2429.

Mmore 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 on the “Hunting” tab.

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