Bow hunting areas open this weekend
Pohakuloa Training Area will be open to mammal bow hunting Saturday and Sunday.
All hunting areas will be open from 5 a.m.-7 p.m., each day; no early access is permitted. Hunters must check out by 7:30 p.m. each day.
Training Areas 1-4 and 9-15 will be open for mammal bow hunting. The following gates will be open to enter and exit the hunting areas: Ahi Road Gate, located at mile-marker 38.5, and the North Gates.
All hunters must check in and check out at either the Kilohana Hunter’s Station, between mile-markers 43 and 44 on Saddle Road; or the Huluhulu Hunter’s Station, at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road, near mile-marker 28.
Keamuku Training Areas will be open for bow hunting of pigs and billys only. The following gates will be open to enter and exit the hunting areas: 2, 7, 10, 11 and 14.
All hunters must check in and check out at either the Kilohana Hunter’s Station, located between mile-markers 43 and 44 on Saddle Road; or the Pu’u Anahulu Hunter’s Station, near mile-marker 14 on Highway 190.
It is recommended not to harvest ewes and nannies with juveniles that have not been weaned off to ensure survivorship. No person shall remove any live game from any hunting area by federal law. Shooting sheep with blue collars is not allowed.
Hunting passes will be available at the check-in stations. Please place the pass on your vehicle dashboard when hunting. Hunting passes are valid only for March 23-24.
The temporary hunting pass now includes a disclaimer and waiver of liability statement. All hunters must read and sign the statement and place the pass on their vehicle dashboard. Hunters who do not have a hunting pass with a signed waiver statement on their dash will be barred from hunting for 30 days.
Hunting is prohibited in Training Areas 5-8 and 16-23. For the safety of military personnel and themselves, hunters should not enter these areas.
Do not drive through open areas when traveling on Saddle Road. Please close all gates when entering or leaving hunting areas, and only park in designated parking areas.
No firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes or recreational vehicles are allowed in the training and hunting areas.
PTA is extremely dry and fires can start easily. No smoking or open flames are allowed in all training and hunting areas. Please report all fires to the PTA Federal Fire Department at 969-2447 or 969-2448.
For more information, call the hunter’s hotline at 969-3474 or the public affairs office at (808) 656-3154.
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