The Army is opening several training areas in Pohakuloa Training Area for bow hunting on Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Training Areas 1-4 and 9-15 will be open for archery mammal hunting only.
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; or Huluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road near mile marker 28. Check out time is no later than 7:30 p.m. each day.
Hunting passes will be provided at the check-in stations 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.
Hunters must enter and exit the hunting areas through one of the following gates: Gates 1-10 on East Saddle Road, or Ahi Road Gate on West Saddle Road. No early access to hunting areas is permitted, and shooting sheep with blue collars is not permitted. 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.