"Migratory Bird Brochure"
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Chincoteague 688 769 Bloxom 13 684 Nelsonia National Wildlife Refuge Migratory Game Bird Gargatha Assawoman Island Hunting 2010-2011 769 Division 681 Kegotank Bay 676 Rue 13 676 680 Gargathy Inlet North Metompkin 677 Gargathy Island Metompkin Whites Bay Division Neck 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? 661 Contact: 0 2 Miles Kinsail Corporation Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge 666 .O. P Box 7087 0 1 2 3 Kilometers Arlington, VA 22207 703/994 4194 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 http://www.fws.gov/ OFFICIAL BUSINESS March 15. Closed Area Metompkin Wildcat Marsh, Morris 1 800/344 WILD Baylys Neck Bay Boat Ramp P.O. Box 62 662 Refuge Boundary Island, Assawoman and 8/99 Metompkin Island Divisions 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 Harmon Cove 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 Wildcat 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 y Game Bird Hunting permit online at http://www. 0 .5 1 Kilometer Hunters must obtain an Annual Refuge Hunt Permit a n chincoteaguepermits.com. Note: Hunters must apply B and maintain the permit on their person while hunting Gu t and pay for their Migratory Game Bird Hunting st on the refuge. Ea permit online. All Federal and State migratory game bird hunting y a ks n ue m ths B oc regulations apply. Accordingly, hunters must obtain am i H Sm ag appropriate licenses, permits, and stamps prior to e hunting on the refuge. gu ate n Hunters may access designated hunt areas one hour Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge e a Woods ot Grove before legal shooting hours. P.O. Box 62 c Ass Chincoteague, VA 23336-0062 n Portable blinds and decoys are permitted. Hunting 757/336 6122 in from a permanent blind or pit blind is prohibited. h www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco/ C n Portable blinds, decoys, and all personal property must 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 1 800/877 8339 TDD/1 866/377 8642 voice ay Island n Hunting from a permanent blind or pit is prohibited. B Hunters may erect portable blinds and deploy decoys; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service er n re ek however, during the regular duck season, blinds and 1 800/344 WILD d C st an Isl Morris decoys must be removed daily. Oy http://www.fws.gov n Age: Youth hunters (under age 18) must be directly supervised by an adult age 18 or older. The supervising July 2010 adult must also possess and carry a state hunting Mor ris Morris re ek nnel license and refuge permit. C Island Island nd la Non-toxic shot is required for waterfowl and rail Is n is r or hunting. The possession of lead shot or shot other then ha M non-toxic shot is prohibited. Little C g ue a tea Ass 7/10