PTA open for bow hunting this weekend

Army officials are opening several training areas for hunting from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Army officials are opening several training areas for hunting from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Training areas 9 and 12 through 16 and the unfenced portion of training area 18 will be open for bow hunting of mammals only.

All hunters must check in and check out at one of the following hunter’s check-in stations: Kilohana, on Saddle Road between mile markers 43 and 44; Puu Huluhulu, at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road near mile marker 28 or Puu Anahulu on Mamalahoa Highway 190 across from mile marker 14. Checkout time is no later than 7 p.m. each day. Hunting passes will be provided at check-in stations after 5 p.m. Friday.

Access is through gate 1 across from mile marker 41 on New Saddle Road.

Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep per day in keeping with state bag limits. Shooting sheep with blue collars is not permitted.

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For more information, call the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at 969-3474, visit garrison.hawaii.army.mil/pta and click on the hunting tab, or refer to instructions on the hunting pass.

Hunters with disabilities may call Officer Brian Mabry at 969-2429.