PTA to open Keamuku for bow hunting this weekend


Army officials are opening the Keamuku Training Area for bow hunting at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Saturday and Sunday.

The Keamuku Training Area will be open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for bow hunting of goats only, according to the U.S. Army Garrison. Hunting of sheep or pigs is not permitted there this weekend.

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 Road and Saddle Road near mile marker 28; or Puuanahulu, located on Mamalahoa Highway across from mile marker 15.

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 Keamuku is through gates 11 and 14 on Mamalahoa Highway.

Firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and/or 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.