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Weekend Bird Hunting at PTA

December 4, 2015, 3:09 PM HST
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Several areas at Pohakuloa Training Area will open over the weekend for bird hunting.

From Dec. 5 through Dec. 6, PTA will open the Keamuku Maneuver Area and the Ahi Unit, which includes training areas 9, 12-16, and a portion of 18.

The areas will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on each scheduled day and include shotgun hunting of birds only. Shotgun slugs are not permitted.

Hunters are required to check in and check out at one of the new Army check-in stations, located in the following areas:

  • Old Saddle Road Gate, across from the Mauna Kea State Park entrance.
  • Mile marker 49.5 gate on Daniel K. Inouye Highway, located about a half mile from Mamalahoa Highway.
  • Gate 10, near mile marker 53 on Old Saddle Road, one mile from Mamalahoa Highway.

All hunters must check out by 6 p.m. each day.


Hunting areas are only accessible by foot.


Bird hunting at PTA follows State of Hawai’i regulations outlined in H.A.R. Title 13, Chapter 122 “Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting, Field Trails, and Commercial Shooting Preserves.”

Hunters with disabilities can contact the PTA Game Warden at 969-2429.

To learn more about hunting at PTA, 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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