PTA to open several areas for bow hunting this weekend


Army officials are opening several areas at the Pohakuloa Training Area for bow hunting between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Training areas 1 through 4 will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in line 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; Puuhuluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access and Saddle roads near mile marker 28; or Puuanahulu, located on Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 190) 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 training areas 1 through 4 is through any of gates 1 through 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/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.