Pee Dee NWR Hunting Regulations by xpy28097


									Welcome to Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge                      Roads                                                             Special Hunting Regulations                                           licensed adult at least 21 years of age.                       Deer and turkey hunt hours of access                              Raccoon/opossum
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is one of over 550              n Vehicles must remain on established roads as indicated          Permits                                                                                                                              n	 Deer and turkey hunters are prohibited from entering                    11 - November 20, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          n	 October
national wildlife refuges. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife              on the map of this brochure.                                    n Hunters must possess a valid, signed refuge General
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Youth hunts                                                           the refuge prior to 4 am on scheduled hunt days.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     n	 A youth hunter is defined as a hunter under the age of 16.                                                                        n   During Firearms Deer Hunting weeks, Monday, Tuesday,
Service administers the refuge and is responsible for                                                                                Hunting Permit for all hunts.
conserving, protecting, and enhancing the nation’s fish and      n   Vehicles may be parked alongside roads in a manner                                                                                                                                                 n	 Deer  hunters must leave the refuge no later than two              and Saturdays only; starting one hour after sunset.
                                                                     that will not block gates and fire lanes or interfere with    n   Quota hunt permits are required for all firearms deer and     n   Youth hunters must be at least 10 years old to participate         hours after legal sunset.
wildlife populations and their habitats for the continuing                                                                                                                                               in the deer or turkey youth/quota hunts.                                                                                         n	 Anson     County only.
benefit of the public.                                               the flow of traffic.                                              turkey hunts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pre-hunt scouting
                                                                 n   The speed limit on refuge roads is 15 mph, unless             n   Permits are non-transferable.                                 n	 During  quota hunts, including youth hunts, an adult may        n The refuge is open daily (except refuge firearms deer           Squirrel
The provisions listed below supplement the general                                                                                                                                                       supervise only one youth.                                                                                                        n	 November      15 - December 4, 2010
regulations that govern public use on national wildlife              posted otherwise.                                                                                                                                                                                    hunt days) for pre-hunt scouting.
                                                                                                                                   n   Hunters must possess all applicable licenses, permits and
refuge areas as set forth in Title 50, Code of Federal               Hunting on, from or across any road open to public                                                                              n	 On  deer and turkey youth hunts, only one youth and             Hunting Seasons                                                   n   Anson County only.
                                                                 n                                                                     government issued picture ID while in the field.
Regulations. When permitted, hunting, fishing and other              vehicle traffic is prohibited.                                                                                                      one adult are allowed per permit.                                R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        n		 efuge areas open to hunting are designated on the
public uses will be in accordance with applicable state                                                                            Check station                                                                                                                                                                                          n   No fox squirrels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     n   During small game hunts, an adult may supervise a                map of this leaflet.
laws unless otherwise listed. Only the hunting seasons           n   On small game hunts, hunting is prohibited on roads open      n The check station is now located at Headquarters on                                                                                                                                                  Late archery deer
designated in this brochure are allowed on Pee Dee                   to public vehicle traffic. This includes the right-of-way,      Highway 52 North. The old Check Station on Grassy                   maximum of two youths.                                           T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        n		 he   following list includes the specific hunts allowed on    nNovember 15, 2010 - January 1, 2011
National Wildlife Refuge.                                            which extends 30 feet from the center of the road.              Island Road is no longer open.                                  Tree stands                                                            the refuge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     n	 Onlyportable stands are permitted.                                                                                                n	 Anson     and Richmond Counties.
General Provisions and Access                                    n   On deer and turkey quota hunts, hunting is prohibited         n   All deer and turkeys killed on the refuge must be                                                                                  F
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        n		 eral  hogs may be taken during established deer hunts,
By law, national wildlife refuges are closed to all public           within 100 feet of any vehicle or road open to public             checked in at the refuge check station on the date of the     n	 Stands  may be placed no more than four days prior to the           only by hunters legally participating in those hunts.         Quail
use activities unless permitted. Hunting, fishing and                vehicle traffic.                                                  kill prior to removing the animal from the refuge.                opening day of your scheduled hunt.                                                                                              n	 November      24, 2010
other public use activities are permitted on most areas                                                                                                                                                                                                                 n   Refuge hunting seasons dates may change in an effort
                                                                 Disabled access                                                   n   Deer and turkeys killed on the refuge must also be            n	 All   stands must be removed by the last day of the hunt.           to keep consistent with State hunting seasons.                n	 December      4, 15, and 25, 2010
of the refuge. Contact the Refuge Manager for current
                                                                 n Persons with disabilities that have special access needs            registered with the state of NC by calling 1-800-I-GOT-
regulations and authorized activities when visiting the                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Waterfowl                                                         n	 January     5, 15, and 26, 2011
                                                                   should contact the Refuge Manager to request special                ONE. Refuge and NC records will be cross-referenced to        n	 Inserting   or driving a nail, screw, spike or other metal
refuge.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 n	 No waterfowl hunting is allowed on the refuge. This
                                                                   use access.                                                         make sure that your game has been properly checked in             object into a tree or to hunt from a tree into which a metal                                                                     n	 February     16 and 26, 2011
Public Entry                                                                                                                                                                                             object has been inserted or driven is prohibited.                 includes the waters of the Pee Dee River from the confluence
n The refuge is closed daily from one hour after sunset
                                                                 Weapons                                                           n   If no employees are present at the check station, follow                                                                            of Pressley Creek to the confluence of Brown Creek.            n	 Attention:     bag limit is two (2) quail per hunter
                                                                 n Discharging firearms, air guns, bows and arrows, or cross           posted self-check in procedures.                              n	 A  safety belt or harness must be utilized while using a
  until one hour before sunrise except as authorized during                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mourning dove
                                                                   bows is prohibited unless authorized.                                                                                                 tree stand or climbing equipment.                                                                                                n	 Anson     County only.
  designated hunts.                                                                                                                Baiting                                                                                                                                    opening day, Labor Day, Wednesdays and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        n	 State
                                                                 Closed Areas/No Hunting Zones                                     n Baiting and/or hunting in the vicinity of bait is prohibited.   Hunting dogs                                                        Saturdays during State season in September only.                 Rabbit
n	 Entry    onto Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge constitutes
                                                                 n Refuge hunting areas are closed to the general public                                                                             n	 Dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                           may not be used to run freely or locate game on non-                                                                           n	 January     29 - February 12, 2011
    consent to an inspection of persons, and their licenses,                                                                           Baiting is defined as the placing, of corn, wheat, or                                                                            n	 Anson   County only.
    permits, vehicles, game bags, creels and all hunting and/      during all firearms deer hunts. The “No Hunting Zone"           n                                                                  hunting days.
                                                                                                                                       other food stuffs, including salt and mineral blocks, to                                                                                                                                           n	 Anson     County only.
    or fishing equipment.                                          around Headquarters and Sullivan Pond remains open all                                                                                                                                               Early archery deer
                                                                                                                                       constitute an attraction for wildlife to any area.            n	 Deer    hunting with dogs is prohibited.
                                                                   year.                                                                                                                                                                                                n	 September 11 - October 1, 2010                                 Youth turkey
Pets                                                                                                                               Hunter orange                                                     n	 Dogs    are permitted for small game and dove hunting.                                                                            n	 StateYouth Turkey Hunt Day: April 2, 2011
                                                                 n	 Designated   areas are closed seasonally to hunting, fishing                                                                                                                                            Anson and Richmond Counties.
n	 Pets must be under the control of the owner at all times.                                                                       n	 All persons participating in refuge firearms deer
                                                                     and all other public access.                                                                                                    n	 Dogs    are required for the raccoon/opossum hunts.                                                                               n	 Anson     County only.
Camping and fires                                                                                                                     hunts are required to wear an outer garment above                                                                                 Firearms deer
                                                                 n	 Other   areas may be closed for special management or             the waist which contains a minimum of 500 square               n	 All dogs are required to wear a collar displaying the           Hunters must have a drawn permit for the following hunts:         n	 Hunters     must have a drawn permit to participate in this
n	 Camping and fires are prohibited.
                                                                     safety reasons.                                                  inches of unbroken fluorescent orange material that                owner’s name, address and phone number.                                                                                              hunt.
Horseback riding                                                                                                                      is visible from all sides while hunting and while                                                                                 Either sex youth hunt (10-15 year olds): October 2, 2010
n A special use permit is required for horseback riding on
                                                                 n   Hunters are prohibited from entering or crossing a “No           enroute to and from hunting areas.                             Man-driving                                                                                                                          Turkey
                                                                     Hunting Zone” or “Closed Area” to access areas open to                                                                                                                                             *Either sex disabled hunt: October 8 - 9, 2010
  the refuge. Contact the refuge office to apply.                                                                                                                                                    n Deer hunting by man-driving is prohibited.                                                                                         n	 April    14 - 16, 2011
                                                                     hunting.                                                      n   All persons participating in the late refuge archery deer                                                                        Either sex muzzleloader: October 14 - 16, 2010
    Horseback riding is allowed only on roads that are open                                                                            hunt must wear at a minimum, a fluorescent orange hat         n   Man-driving is defined as an organized hunting technique                                                                         n	 Anson     County only.
                                                                     Discharging a Firearm within, into or across a “No                                                                                                                                                 Either sex modern gun #1: October 21 - 23, 2010
    to public vehicle traffic.                                   n
                                                                                                                                       while hunting and while enroute to and from hunting               in which two or more hunters attempt to drive game
                                                                     Hunting Zone” or “Closed Area” is prohibited.                                                                                                                                                      Either sex modern gun #2: October 28 - 30, 2010                   n	 Hunters     must have a drawn permit to participate in this
                                                                                                                                       areas.                                                            animals from cover to shoot, kill, or move game towards
n   Hunting from horseback is prohibited.                                                                                                                                                                other hunters.                                                 Either sex modern gun #3: November 4 - 6, 2010                        hunt.
                                                                 Refuge/cultural resources                                         Hunter education
Alcoholic beverages                                              n The removal of any natural, historic or archaeological                                                                            Tree marking                                                       Either sex modern gun #4: November 11 - 13, 2010                  Refuge Violations
                                                                                                                                        refuge hunters under the age of 16 must show
                                                                                                                                   n	 All
n	 The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.     feature is prohibited.                                                                                                            n	 Marking any tree or other refuge feature with plastic           *For more information on the disabled hunt, contact the           To report violations or information regarding violations
                                                                                                                                    proof of successfully completing a hunter education/
                                                                                                                                                                                                        flagging or paint is prohibited.                                                                                                  occurring on Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, call
ATV’s/Four Wheelers                                                                                                                 safety course.                                                                                                                      refuge office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          704/694 5312 to speak with a law enforcement officer.
n	 ATV’s are prohibited except for use by disabled persons                                                                         n   Hunters under the age of 16 must be directly supervised       n	 Reflective clothespins may be used to mark trails, but
   possessing a refuge special use permit.                                                                                             (within sight and normal voice contact) by a properly             must be removed at the end of each hunt.
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                                        Pond                                         Little                                                                                                                                                Refuge Boundary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Hunting Permit 2010-2011
                                                                                     Pond                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The signing of this leaflet validates it as your general
                                                                                                                                                            Area open to Deer, Raccoon, Opossum and
                                                                                                                                                            Turkey hunting only.                                                           Highways                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       refuge hunting permit and must be in your possession
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                                                                                                                                                            Closed to all access November 25 - March 14.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Paved State Roads

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           August 2010
                                                                                                                                                            Area closed to hunting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hunter’s Signature       Not valid until signed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Refuge Check Station

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This permit valid only from September 1, 2010
                                                                                                                                                            Area open to deer hunting only.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          through June 30, 2011.

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