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Weekend Bearded Turkey Hunting Schedule

March 27, 2015, 7:41 AM HST
* Updated March 27, 7:42 AM
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Several Pohakuloa Training Areas will be opened over the weekend by Army officials.

On March 28 and March 29 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., training areas three and four, the Keamuku Training Area and part of training area two, north of New Saddle Road, will all be opened for spring hunting of bearded turkeys.

Bows or shotguns may be used but shotgun slugs are not allowed.

Hunters much check-in and check-out at one of the following hunter’s check-in 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 market 14.

All hunters must check out of the area by 7 p.m. on each day.

Beginning Friday at 5 p.m., hunting passes will be provided at the check-in stations.

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Access to the training areas is as follows:

Training areas 2, 3, and 4: Through gates 1-10 on East Saddle Road, east of Pohakuloa’s main gate.

Keamulu Training Area: 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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