PTA opens hunting areas
Army officials are opening several training areas at Pohakuloa Training Area for bow hunting from 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The following areas will be open for bow hunting of pigs, sheep and goats only:
— Keamuku Maneuver Area (KMA)
— Training areas 1-4
— Training areas 10-11 (north side of new Saddle Road)
Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in keeping with state bag limits. Hunting mammals with ear tags is allowed; however, hunting mammals with colored tracking collars is prohibited.
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; Pu’u Anahulu, located on Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 190) across from mile-marker 15; or Pu’u Huluhulu, located across from Mauna Kea access 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 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.
Hunters must enter and exit the hunting areas through one of the following gates:
— KMA: Use gates 2, 7, 10 and 11 on Saddle Road, or gates 11 or 14 on Mamalahoa Highway. Park in designated areas only.
— Training areas 1-4: Use East Saddle Road gates 1-10.
— Training areas 10-11: Use gates 1-6 on North Saddle Road (past mile-marker 36).
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 Hunter’s Hotline at (808) 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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