PTA opening areas for hunting
Army officials are opening the Keamuku training area on Pohakuloa Training Area for bow or shotgun hunting of bearded turkey and training areas 1-4 for bow mammal hunting, Saturday and Sunday 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For shotgun hunting, no slugs are permitted.
Hunters enter/exit the Keamuku training area through gates 2 and 7 on Old Saddle Road and through gates 11 and 14 on Highway 190. Parking is accessible in the designated area by mile markers 49 and 50. No parking is allowed on the shoulders of the highways. Hunting areas will be monitored by federal and local law enforcement agencies.
Training areas 1-4 will be open for bow mammal hunting only.
Hunters enter/exit through gates 1-10 on East Saddle Road (Highway 200) Secure all gates upon enter/exit.
Hunting passes will be provided at the check-in stations beginning today after 5 p.m. These passes must be signed and placed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Hunters who do not have a signed hunting pass on their dashboard will be barred from hunting for 30 days.
All hunters must check in and check out at one of the following hunter’s 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, or Pu’u Anahulu check-in station located in the vicinity of mile marker 14 on Hwy 190. Check-out time is no later than 7:30 p.m. each day.
No person shall remove any live game from the Keamuku or any hunting area. Bag limits will be enforced by Hawaii Hunting Rules. Firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and/or recreational vehicles are not allowed in the training and hunting areas.
For more information, call the PTA hunters’ hotline at 969-3474 or visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/pta, and click on the “Hunting” tab; or refer to instructions on the hunting pass. Hunters can also call 969-2411 during business hours.
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