PTA areas open for hunting Saturday and Sunday
Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting within the Pohakuloa Training Area 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Training areas 10 and 11, as well as the northern portion of training area 2 (on the Mauna Kea side of new Saddle Road), 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 check out at either Kilohana, on Saddle Road between mile markers 43 and 44, or Puu Huluhulu, at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road, hunter’s check-in stations. Check out no later than 7:30 p.m. each day.
Hunting passes will be provided at the check-in stations beginning 5 p.m. Friday. 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 10 and 11 is through gates 1 through 6 on Saddle Road. Access to training area 2 is through gates 1 through 5. The new Saddle Road alignment near mile marker 40 is off limits to all traffic except construction vehicles.
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.