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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               What’s new for 2010-2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               n Report  Migratory Game Bird harvest on-line:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.chincoteaguepermits.com
                                                                                       0           3000        6000       9000     12000 Feet                                                                                                                  n Questions about applications and permits?
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                                                                                                                                                        Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
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                                                                                               0          1           2           3 Kilometers                                                                                                                   Arlington, VA 22207
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PENALTY FOR PRIVATE USE $300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               n Hunters must apply and pay for their Migratory




                                                                                                                                                        Chincoteague, VA 23336-0062
                                                                                                          Legend                                                                                                                                                 Game Bird Hunt permit online.




                                                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               n Assawoman and Metompkin Islands’ beach and
                                                                                                              Public Hunt Area                                                                                                                                   dune habitats are closed to all hunting beginning




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               OFFICIAL BUSINESS
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                                                                                                              Closed Area
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is one of more           n   Open fires are prohibited.
than 550 national wildlife refuges. The refuge was
                                                               n   Hunt areas may be accessed only by boat.
established in 1943 to provide habitat and protection for
migratory birds. The refuge mission has expanded to            n   The use or possession of alcoholic beverages or                         Legend                                                                                                                                          Wildcat
include protection of endangered and threatened species;           controlled substances is prohibited.                                                                                                     Little                        Harmon Cove                                       Point
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as well as stewardship of native wildlife. Chincoteague        n   Allowable equipment: Dogs, boats, and all sporting                       General Public
National Wildlife Refuge provides environmental                                                                                             Waterfowl Hunt Area
                                                                   arms that are legal for migratory waterfowl hunting or
education and wildlife-dependent recreation to all visitors.       rail hunting in the State of Virginia are permitted.
                                                                   Obey all posted closures; inquire at the refuge for                      Closed Area
General Hunting Regulations                                    n
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General Public Virginia Waterfowl and Rail Seasons:                information.                                                                                                                                                 Marsh
                                                               n   Report waterfowl harvest at                                              Refuge Boundary
Permitted hunters may take migratory ducks, geese,                  www.chincoteaguepermits.com
swans, coots, and rails on Thursdays, Fridays, and             n   Assawoman and Metompkin Islands’ beach and dune
Saturdays during the state season on designated areas              habitats are closed to all hunting beginning March 15.                                                                              Booths Bay                                                                          North
of the refuge within Wildcat Marsh, Morris Island,                                                                          0                         1/2                            1 Mile
Assawoman Island, and Metompkin Island Divisions in            Permits
accordance with State regulations subject to the following     n A non-refundable $5.00 fee will be charged per hunter.     0   1000        2000            3000        4000 Feet
conditions:                                                      Hunters must apply and pay for their Migratory




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    be removed from the refuge at the end of each day’s        Federal Relay Service
    hunt, no later than one hour after legal shooting hours.   for the deaf and hard-of-hearing                                                                                                                                                                                      Assateague
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