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Keamuku Training Area Will Open for Weekend Hunting

February 26, 2015, 6:39 AM HST
* Updated February 26, 6:41 AM
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Keamuku Training Area will be opened by Army officials at Pohakuloa Training Area on Saturday, Feb. 28 for mammal hunting.

The training area will be open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for bow hunting of mammals only. One pig, one goat, and one sheep is allowed per hunter in order to comply with state bag limits. Sheep with blue collars should not be hunted.

Interested hunters are required to check-in and check-out of one of the following 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 14.

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All hunters must check-out by 7 p.m.

Beginning Friday after 5 p.m., hunting passes can be obtained from one of the check-in stations. The passes must be signed and placed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Individuals who do not comply with the requirement will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

Hunters can access Keamuku Training Area through gates 2 and 7 on Old Saddle Road and gates 11 and 14 on Mamalahoa Highway.

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Parking in designated areas is required. 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.

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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