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Weekend Turkey Hunting at PTA

March 20, 2015, 9:23 AM HST
* Updated March 20, 9:24 AM
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Several areas at Pohakuloa Training Area will be opened by Army officials on March 21 and March 22 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. for spring bearded turkey hunting.

Hunters can use a bow or shotgun in training areas 1-4, as well as in the Keamuku Training Area. Shotgun slugs will not be permitted in any of the areas.

Check-in and check-out is required each day at one of the following hunter’s 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.


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


All hunters must check-out from any of the stations by 7 p.m. each day.

Those interested in hunting can obtain a hunting pass that will be provided at check-in stations beginning on Friday after 5 p.m.

Access to the training areas is as follows:


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

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

The hunting of turkeys at Pohakuloa Training Area follows State of Hawai’i regulations, including length of the season, bag limits, and tag requirements. For more information on these regulations, visit the Department of Land and Natural Resources website.

Individuals interested in hunting who have a disability can call Officer Brian Mabry at 969-2429

Additional information can be obtained by calling the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at 969-3474 or by visiting the U.S. Army Garrison website and clicking the “Hunting” tab.

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