Bow hunting at PTA this weekend
Pohakuloa Training Area will open several areas to bow hunting on Saturday and Sunday. There will be no bird hunting.
Training Areas 1-4 and 9-15 will be open for mammal hunting between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. No early access to hunting areas is permitted. Hunters must check out by 7:30 p.m. each day.
Hunting is prohibited in Training Areas 5-8, 16-23 and the Keamuku parcel due to military training. For the safety of our military personnel and themselves, hunters should not enter these areas.
Shooting sheep with blue collars is prohibited; these sheep are part of a state Division of Forestry and Wildlife tracking program and must not be harmed.
Hunters using Training Area 2 should enter and exit through gates 1-5 on east Saddle Road. Hunters who hunt in Training Areas 10 and 11 should use Gates 1-6 on west Saddle Road.
All hunters must check in and check out at either the Kilohana Hunter’s Check in Station located between mile-markers 43 and 44 on Saddle Road or the Huluhulu Hunter’s Check in Station at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road, near mile-marker 28.
Hunting passes will be available at both check-in stations today after 5 p.m. Please place the pass on your vehicle dashboard when hunting. Hunting passes are only valid for Saturday and Sunday.
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.
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.
No firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes or recreational vehicles are allowed in the training and hunting areas. Please close all gates when entering or leaving hunting areas.
For more information, call the Hunter’s Hotline at 969-3474 or the Public Affairs Office at (808) 969-2427.
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