PTA offers bow hunting this weekend


Pohakuloa Training Area Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. this weekend.

Training areas one to four 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.

The Keamuku Training Area will be open for bow hunting of goats only. Hunting of sheep is not permitted there this weekend.

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, Puu Huluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road near mile marker 28, or Puuanahulu, located on Mamalahoa Highway across from mile marker 15. Check-out time is no later than 7:30 p.m. each day.

Hunting passes will be provided at the check-in stations. 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 one to four is through any of gates one to 10 on East Saddle Road. Hunter access to Keamuku is through gates 11 and 14 on Mamalahoa Highway.

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 or visit garrison.hawaii.army.mil/pta and click on the “Hunting” tab, or refer to instructions on the hunting pass.