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PTA to open several areas for bird hunting over holiday weekend (Jan 16-18)


POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii – Army officials are opening several training areas for bird hunting, here, Jan. 16 through 18.

The Humu’ula Unit (training areas 1-4) and Ahi Unit (training areas 9, 12-16, and portion of 18) will be open for shotgun hunting of birds only, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All hunters must check in and check out at one of the Army check-in stations located at the following locations:

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

Checkout time is no later than 7 p.m. each day. Use of shotgun slugs is not permitted.

Access to training areas is by foot only. Hunters should review the hunting pass for a list of designated parking areas.

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 the PTA Game Warden at (808) 969-2429.


New PTA hunter check-in stations.

New PTA hunter check-in stations.

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