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PTA to open Keamuku for turkey hunting this weekend (March 12-13)


POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii – Army officials are opening the Keamuku Maneuver Area (KMA) for turkey hunting, here, March 12-13.

KMA will be open for spring bearded turkey hunting only, from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hunters can use bow or shotgun; however shotgun slugs are not permitted.

KMA is accessible by foot only from designated parking areas. In the interest of safety, entry into recently burned areas is not permitted. If hunters see any suspicious activity, they should call police/fire immediately.

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

Spring turkey hunting at PTA follows state of Hawaii regulations, HAR Title 13, Chapter 122 “Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting, Field Trails and Commercial Shooting Preserves.” Special conditions including season length, bag limits, and tag requirements can be found at:…

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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