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PTA Weekend Mammal Hunting

February 11, 2015, 8:45 AM HST
* Updated February 11, 8:46 AM
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Several training areas at Pohakuloa Training Area will be opened over the weekend by Army officials for bow hunting of mammals.

Training areas 1, 2, and the Keamuku Training Area will be opened Feb. 14 through Feb. 16 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat, and one sheep, per day in order to keep within state bag limits. The shooting of sheep with blue collars will not be permitted.

Those interested in hunting must check-in and check-out of one of the following hunting 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 14.

Check-out time is no later than 7 p.m. each day.

Hunting passes are available beginning Friday after 5 p.m. at one of the check-in stations. Passes must be properly displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Individuals who do not have a signed pass displayed properly will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

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Access to the hunting areas are through the following gates:

Areas 1 and 2: Through any of gates 1-6 on East Saddle Road.

Keamuku Training Area: Through gates 2 and 7 on Old Saddle Road and gates 11 and 14 on Mamalahoa Highway.

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

Individuals with disabilities interested in hunting can call Officer Brain Mabry at (808) 969-2429.

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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