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Youth Hunting at PTA this Weekend

April 22, 2016, 2:20 PM HST
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huntingPohakuloa Training Area will be open to youth hunters ages 10 to 15 this weekend.

Army officials will open several areas within Pohakuloa Training Area on April 23 and April 24 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for bow hunting of pigs, goats, and sheep.

Adults are allowed to participate in a mentor role, but are not permitted to harvest any animals.

Youth hunters are required to have a valid State of Hawai’i hunting license and be accompanied by an adult.

The Humu’ula Unit, which includes training areas 1 through 4, and the Menehune Unit, including training areas 5 and 6, will be opened.

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All game mammal hunting activity at PTA follows State of Hawai’i regulations; refer to H.A.R. Title 13, Chapter 123 “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting.”

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Reservations can be made by texting the youth hunters name, license number, and preferred day to 315-1535.

A maximum of 20 youth hunters will be allowed each day. Call the PTA Game Warden at 798-6944 to check on additional availability after 2 p.m. on Friday.

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

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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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