Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Training areas 1-4, 10 and 11 will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. 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.
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 or Puu Huluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle 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.
Access to training area 1-4, is through any of gates 1-10, east of Mauna Kea State Park on Saddle Road. Access to training areas 10 and 11 is through gates 1-6 on the east side of Saddle Road.
Firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and recreational vehicles are not allowed in the training and hunting areas. 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.