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Pōhakuloa Training Area to allow bow hunting this weekend (Oct 20-21)

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Kilohana Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Kilohana Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii—Pōhakuloa Training Area will open several areas to bow hunting on Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21.

Training Areas 1, 2, 10 and 11 will be open for mammal hunting between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. No early access to hunting areas is permitted. Hunters must check out by 7 p.m. each day. Training areas 3 and 4 are closed to hunting due to military training.

All hunters must check in and check out at either the Kilohana Hunter’s Check in Station located between Mile Markers 43 and 44 on Saddle Road or the Huluhulu Hunter’s Check in Station located at the intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road and Saddle Road—near Mile Marker 28.

Hunting passes will be available at both check-in stations on Friday Oct. 19 after 5 p.m. Please place the pass on your vehicle dashboard when hunting. Hunting passes are only valid for Oct. 20 and 21

Hunters who wish to hunt in Training Areas 1 and 2 should enter and exit through gates 6 and 7 on the new Saddle Road. Driving on the old Saddle Road is prohibited due to military training in the area.

PTA is extremely dry and fires can start easily. No smoking or open flames are allowed in all training and hunting areas. Please report all fires to the PTA Federal Fire Department at 969-2447 or 969-2448.

No firearms, alcoholic beverages, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes or recreational vehicles are allowed in the training and hunting areas. Please close all gates when entering or leaving hunting areas.

For more information, call the Hunter’s Hotline at 969-3474 or the Public Affairs Office at (808) 969-2427.

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