PTA hunting areas to open

Army officials are opening several areas of Pohakuloa Training Area for hunting from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Army officials are opening several areas of Pohakuloa Training Area for hunting from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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

All hunters must check in and out at one of the following hunter’s check-in stations: Kilohana, located on Saddle Road between mile markers 43 and 44; Puu Huluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access and Saddle roads near mile marker 28; or Puuanahulu, located on 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 beginning Friday after 5 p.m.

Hunter access to training areas 9, 12-16 and the unfenced portion of training area 18 is through Gate 1, across from mile marker 41 on New Saddle Road.

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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.

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. Additionally, hunters with disabilities can call Officer Brian Mabry at 969-2429.