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Keamuku Maneuver Area Opens for Mammal Hunting

August 14, 2015, 9:52 AM HST
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The Keamuku Maneuver Area at Pohakuloa Training Area will open to the public this weekend as Army officials prepare to allow hunting access following a three-week hold period to “enhance the hunting program.” The off-time was followed by a “no hunting” weekend due to military training.

Between Aug. 15 and Aug. 16, KMA will open for bow hunting of mammals between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

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.

Hunters can access Keamuku Training Area through gate 7 on Old Saddle Road and gates 11, 14, 17 and the old coral near mile marker 9 on Mamalahoa Highway. Access is also available at the 49.5 mile marker on New Saddle Road.

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The bag limit is one pig and one goat per hunter, per day.

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 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.

Aug. 21 is the last day for members of the community to take the Pohakuloa hunting survey. Visit the survey website to provide input.

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