PTA opening areas for bird hunting


Army officials are opening Pohakuloa Training Area’s Keamuku Training Area for bird hunting Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Keamuku Training Area will be open to shotgun bird hunting only. The use of shotgun slugs is not permitted. Hunting is subject to state hunting rules

and bag limits.

All hunters must check in and check out at one of the following hunters’ check-in stations: Kilohana, located on Saddle Road between mile markers 43 and 44, or Pu’u Anahulu, located on Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 190) across from 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 beginning Friday 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.

Hunter access to the Keamuku Training Area is permitted through the following areas:

Old Saddle Road

-Gate 2, located near mile marker 45

-Gate 7, located near mile marker 51

New Saddle Road, between mile markers 49 and 50. (Parking signs will be posted, and marked with yellow tape.)

Highway 190

-Gate 11, located near mile marker 7

-Gate 14, located near mile marker 12

Parking is allowed in designated areas only. 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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