Keamuku area to open for hunting


Army officials are opening the Keamuku Training Area at Pohakuloa Training Area for bow hunting from 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Only goat hunting will be allowed. Hunting of sheep or pigs is not permitted this weekend.

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

Check-out time is no later than 7:30 p.m. each day.

Hunting passes will be provided at the check-in stations starting after 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 Keamuku is through Gates 11 and 14 on Mamalahoa Highway. 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, visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/pta and click on the “Hunting” tab, or refer to instructions on the hunting pass.

 

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