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Parts of Pohakuloa Training Area will be open to hunters

The Army announced it will open portions of Keamuku Maneuver Area at Pohakuloa Training Area to hunters on Hawaii island Saturday and Sunday.

Licensed hunters will be allowed access to PTA beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday. Check-in stations for hunters will be the Huluhulu station on the east side of PTA, and the Kilohana and middle Puuanahulu stations on the west side of PTA.

At the check-in stations, hunters will receive information including maps detailing approved access areas, travel routes and hunting areas.

“We discussed the future of hunting in the Keamuku Manuever Area with the (state) Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and we are pleased to open the maneuver area to hunting when training is not scheduled,” said Lt. Col. Rolland C. Niles, Pohakuloa Traning Area commander.

People may call the PTA Hunter’s Hotline at 969-3474. For more information, call Army spokesman Mike Egami at 656-3152 or 387-8511.

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