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PTA Weekend Bird Hunting

January 15, 2015, 2:45 PM HST
* Updated January 15, 2:46 PM
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Several training areas at will open for shotgun bird hunting over the weekend.

Army officials from Pohakuloa Training Area will open training areas 1, 2, 10, 11, and the Keamuku Training Area from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Hunters must check-in and check-out at one of the hunting stations that follows:

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 stations is no later than 7 p.m. each day.

Passes for hunting can be obtained at any of the check-in stations beginning Friday after 5 p.m. Hunters are required to sign and place the pass on their vehicles dashboard. Individuals who do not abide by the requirement will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

Access to the hunting areas are through the following gates:

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Areas 1 and 2: Through any of gates 1-6 on East 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 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 and 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 on the hunting tab.

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