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Bow hunting to be allowed at PTA

Bow hunting will be allowed in several portions of Pohakuloa Training Area Saturday and Sunday, 5 a.m.-7 p.m.

Training Areas 1-4 will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in keeping with state bag limits. Shooting sheep with blue collars is not permitted.

The Keamuku Training Area will be open for bow hunting of goats only. Hunting of sheep is not permitted this weekend.

All hunters must check in and out at one of the following hunters’ check-in stations: Kilohana, located on Saddle Road between mile markers 43 and 44; Puu Huluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road near mile marker 28; or Puu Anahulu, located on Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 190) across from mile marker 15.

Checkout time is no later than 7:30 p.m. each day.

Hunting passes will be provided at check-in stations beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. 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.

Hunter access to Training Areas 1-4 is through any of Gates 1-10 on East Saddle Road. Hunter access to Keamuku is through Gates 11 and 14 on Mamalahoa Highway.

Firearms, alcoholic beverages, ATVs, dirt bikes and/or recreational vehicles are not allowed.

For more information, call the PTA hunters’ hotline at 969-3474 or visit


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