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Weekend Hunting at PTA

July 2, 2015, 12:16 PM HST
* Updated July 2, 12:18 PM
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Army officials will open several portions of Pohakuloa Training Areas for public bow hunting of mammals over the holiday weekend.

Training areas 1-6, 9, 12-16, and the unfenced portion of training area 18 will be open from July 3-5 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

Check-in and check-out is mandatory for all hunters at one of the following 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 15.


Check out by 7 p.m. is required each day.

Hunting passes will begin to be distributed at any of the stations beginning after 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Access to the training areas are through the following gates:


Training areas 1-6: Accessible by foot only from the parking lot on the Old Saddle Road across from the Mauna Kea Recreation Area.

Training areas 9, 12-16, and the unfenced portion of 18: Vehicle access is through the Ahi Gate at the 38.5 mile marker on New Saddle Road. There is no vehicle access allowed east of training area 9.

One sheep, one goat, and one pig is allowed per person, each day, to abide by state bag limits.

Individuals interested in hunting who have a disability should 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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