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Weekend PTA Bearded Turkey Hunting

March 13, 2015, 7:21 AM HST
* Updated March 13, 7:22 AM
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Bearded turkey hunting will occur over the weekend at the Pohakuloa Training Area, according to the United States Army Garrison.

Training areas 3, 4 and the Keamuku Training Area will be opened March 14 and March 15 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. for the hunting of bearded turkey only. No slugs will be permitted.

Check-in at one of the following hunter’s check-in stations is required:

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.


Pu’u Anahulu, located on Mamalahoa Highway across from mile marker 14.


Hunters must check-out of one of the stations by 7 p.m. each day.

Beginning Friday at 5 p.m., those interested in hunting can obtain a hunting pass from one of the check-in stations. The pass must be properly displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Those who do not have a hunting pass displayed properly will be banned from hunting for 30 days.

Access to the hunting areas is as follows:


Areas 3 and 4: Through gates 1-6 on East Saddle Road, Highway 200.

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 who are interested in hunting should call Officer Brian Mabry at (808) 969-2429.

PTA follows the state of Hawai’i regulations for Spring turkey hunting, HAR Title 13, Chapter 122 “Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting, Field Trails and Commercial Shooting Preserves.”

Information regarding season length, bag limits, and tag requirements can be found at the Department of Land and Natural Resources website.

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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