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PTA: New Check-In Stations for Hunting

November 13, 2015, 9:39 AM HST
* Updated November 13, 9:58 AM
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Hunting at Keamuku Training Area will take place over the weekend.

With the weekend opening of Pohakuloa Training Area hunting, Army officials have announced new PTA hunter check-in stations. Previously, PTA used State Division of Forestry and Wildlife check-in stations.

PTA officials say new check-in station locations are intended to make the check-in and check-out process more convenient and accessible to hunters who are traveling from Hilo, Kona, and Waimea.

The stations are now located at the Old Saddle Road gate, across from the Mauna Kea Park entrance, at mile marker 49.5 on Daniel K. Inouye Highway, about 1.5 miles from Mamalahoa Highway, and at Gate 10 near mile marker 53, on Old Saddle Road, one mile from Mamalahoa Highway.

Between Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, shotgun hunting of birds will take place at the Keamuku Maneuver Area from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Shotgun slugs will not be permitted.

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Hunting passes will be available at the new announced check-in stations beginning on Friday after 5 p.m. Hunters are required to check-out on the open dates, no later than 7 p.m.

Access to the Keamuku Maneuver Area is available by foot at the following locations:

  • Old Saddle Road, gates 2,3,4,7, and 10.
  • Mamalahoa Highway at gates 11, 13, 14, 17, and the Old Corral at mile marker 9.
  • Daniel K. Inouye Highway at the 45.7 and 49.5 mile marker gates.

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

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To learn more, call the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at 969-3474 or visit the U.S. Army Garrison website and click on the “hunting” tab.

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