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Weekend Mammal Hunting at PTA

February 20, 2015, 7:18 AM HST
* Updated February 20, 7:19 AM
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Several training areas will be opened over the weekend by Army officials for bow hunting of mammals.

Training Areas 12-16, as well as the Keamuku Training Area, will be open Feb. 21 through Feb. 22 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on each day.

In keeping with state bag limits, hunters are allowed one pig, one goat, and one sheep per day. Sheep with blue collars are not permitted to be hunted.

Those interested in hunting must check-in and check-out at one of the following check-in stations:

Kilohana, located on Saddle Road between mile markets 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. on each day.

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

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Hunters can access the training areas through the following gates:

Area 12-16: Through the Ahi Gate, near mile marker 38.5, on West Saddle Road.

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

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

Individuals with disabilities can call Officer Brian 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 the “Hunting” tab.

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