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PTA to allow bow hunting this weekend (Feb 9-10)


Puu Huluhulu Hunter’s Check-in Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Puu Huluhulu Hunter’s Check-in Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii—Pōhakuloa Training Area will open several areas to bow hunting on Saturday Feb. 9 and Sunday Feb. 10. There will be no bird hunting.

Training Areas 1-4 and 9-15 will be open for archery mammal hunting. The Keamuku parcel will be open for archery hunting of pigs and goats only. No hunting or rams or sheep allowed. All hunting areas will be open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day; no early access is permitted. Hunters must check out by 7:30 p.m. each day.

Hunting is prohibited in Training Areas 5-8, 16-23. For the safety of our military personnel and themselves, hunters should not enter these areas.

Shooting sheep with blue collars is prohibited; these sheep are part of a state Division of Forestry and Wildlife tracking program and must not be harmed.

The following gates will be open to enter and exit the hunting areas: East Saddle Road–Gates 1-10; West Saddle Road–Ahi Gate (MM 38), Gates 1-6 on the north side; Keamuku and Highway 190–Gates 2, 7, 10, 11 and 14. Please park in designated parking areas.

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 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 Feb. 8 after 5 p.m. Please place the pass on your vehicle dashboard when hunting. Hunting passes are only valid for Feb. 9 and Feb. 10.

The temporary hunting pass now includes a Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability statement. All hunters must read and sign the statement and place the pass on their vehicle dashboard. Hunters who do not have a hunting pass with a signed waiver statement on their dash will be barred from hunting for 30 days.

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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