PTA areas open for bow hunting this weekend


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

Training areas 1 to 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.

All hunters must check in and out at one of the following hunter’s stations: Kilohana 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. Checkout 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 training areas 1 to 4 is through any of gates 1 to 10, east of Mauna Kea State Park on the new Saddle Road. Hunter access to training areas 10 and 11 is through gates 1 to 6 on the east of new 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 PTA’s hunter hotline at 969-3474, visit garrison.hawaii.army.mil/pta and click on the “hunting” tab or refer to instructions on the hunting pass.