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KMA to Open for Weekend Turkey Hunting

March 4, 2016, 11:59 AM HST
* Updated March 4, 12:00 PM
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huntingThe Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced the opening of the 2016 Spring Bearded Turkey hunting season this week.

Army officials will open the Keamuku Maneuver Area on March 5 and March 6 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for bow and shotgun hunting of turkeys. Shotgun slugs will not be 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.

Access to KMA is by foot only, and hunters should park in designated parking areas.

Spring turkey hunting at PTA follows state of Hawaii regulations, HAR Title 13, Chapter 122 “Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting, Field Trails and Commercial Shooting Preserves.”


Special conditions, including season length, bag limits, and tag requirements, can be found on the DLNR website.


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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