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New PTA hunter check-in process and locations

New PTA hunter check-in stations as of Saturday, November 14, 2015.

New PTA hunter check-in stations as of Saturday, November 14, 2015.


POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii – Beginning this weekend, new check-in stations will be used for all hunting activity here, and are intended to make the check-in/check-out process more convenient and accessible to hunters traveling from Hilo, Kona and Waimea.

New PTA check-in stations are located at the following locations:

  • Old Saddle Road Gate, across from the Mauna Kea Park entrance
  • Mile Marker 49.5 gate on Daniel K. Inouye Highway, approximately 1.5 miles from Mamalahoa Highway on the left
  • Gate 10 near mile marker 53 on Old Saddle Road, 1 mile from Mamalahoa Highway

The Keamuku Maneuver Area will be open for shotgun hunting of birds only, Nov. 14-15, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Use of shotgun slugs is not permitted.

Hunting passes will be provided at check-in stations beginning Friday after 5 p.m. Checkout time is no later than 7 p.m. each day. Hunters should use the same station for checking-in and out. Hunter check-in for PTA is no longer available at State of Hawaii check-in stations.

Hunter access to Keamuku Maneuver Area is by foot only from the following areas: Old Saddle Road at gates 2,3,4,7 and 10; Mamalahoa Highway at gates 11, 13, 14, 17, and the Old Corral (mile marker 9); and from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway at the 45.7 and 49.5 mile marker gates. Parking is available at all locations.

PTA would like to thank the State Division of Forestry and Wildlife for use of their check-in stations over the past several years.

Unless otherwise specified, all bird hunting activity at Pohakuloa Training Area follows State of Hawaii regulations; please refer to H.A.R. Title 13, Chapter 122 “Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting, Field Trails, and Commercial Shooting Preserves.”

For more information, call the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at (808) 969-3474; visit, and click on the “Hunting” tab; or refer to instructions on the hunting pass. Additionally, hunters with disabilities can call Officer Brian Mabry at (808) 969-2429.

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