PTA open for bow hunting this weekend


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

Training Areas 1-4 and 10-11 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. However, shooting sheep with blue collars is not permitted.

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, or Huluhulu, located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access and Saddle roads near mile marker 28. Check out 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.

Hunters must enter and exit the open hunting areas through one of the following gates: For training areas 1-4, use East Saddle Road gates 1-10; for training areas 10-11, use North Saddle Road (past mile marker 36) gates 1-6.

Firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes or recreational vehicles are not allowed in the training and hunting areas.

For more information, call the PTA hunter’s hot line at 969-3474, visit garrison.hawaii.army.mil/pta and click on the “Hunting” tab, or refer to instructions on the hunting pass.