Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
2010 Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge’s 9th annual youth rejected. Only complete and correct applications will be
waterfowl hunt is scheduled for three consecutive included in the drawing. Only selected applicants will be
Saturdays in November and December 2010. This hunt notified following the drawing.
will be managed entirely within a part of the former
Solomon Tract (Oak Grove Bluff) located in Chatham Two youths may apply as a party however, each youth
County, Georgia about four miles west of Port must fill out his/her own application. Once the
Wentworth off Georgia Highway 21. Participants in the applications are complete, staple them together and
youth hunt will be selected by random drawing. No more mail.
than two youths may apply as a party with one adult
supervisor. There will be three separate hunt days: A $15.00 permit fee is required of selected youth hunters
November 27, December 4, and December 11, 2010. by October 15, 2010. Please do not submit payment
Adult supervisors will not be allowed to hunt. until you receive notification.
The attached map outlines the area within the refuge *Accepted payment methods are credit/debit cards
designated for the youth waterfowl hunt, and provides (call 843/784-9911 to pay by phone), cashiers check
directions to the Oak Grove Bluff entrance gate. For or money order (made payable to the U.S. Fish and
further information regarding the refuge or hunt Wildlife Service.) No personal checks will be
management, please contact the Savannah Coastal accepted.
Refuges Complex office at 843/784-9911.
Hunt permits are non-transferable, valid only for the
individual whose name appears on the permit.
APPLICATION INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS
Please read the following rules and regulations before
completing the permit application for the youth waterfowl SPECIFIC HUNTING REGULATIONS
hunt on Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.
All Georgia waterfowl hunting regulations will apply in
The hunt will be limited to a maximum of 12 youth addition to more restrictive, specific refuge regulations
hunters (two per blind) per day who will be selected by which are listed.
drawing. All applications must be received at the
Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex (SCRC) office by Each youth hunter or youth party (two youths) must be
August 31, 2010 to be entered in the drawing which will accompanied by one adult who will participate in a non-
be held on September 7, 2010. hunting capacity. The supervising adult must be 21
years of age or older, and must remain in sight and
Eligibility requirements: Applicants for the youth normal voice contact with the youth hunter/hunters. The
waterfowl hunt must be 15 years of age or younger, and adult may supervise no more than two youths.
must have successfully passed a state-approved hunter
education course in order to participate in the waterfowl All youths/parties and their supervisors must arrive at the
hunt. Satisfactory completion of the course must be Oak Grove Bluff gate by 5:00 a.m. on each hunt day for
demonstrated by a state-issued card or certificate. check-in, orientation, and blind assignments.
To Apply: Request or download the Savannah NWR Hunters will be placed in one of six blinds, and access to
Youth Waterfowl Hunt Application (FWS Form these may require wading or paddling a flat bottom boat
3-2355). Fill in the application date and all personal (provided by the refuge). Hip-waders are recommended.
information requested in the top half of the form (name,
address, phone number, email address). Also fill in the Shooting hours will be from ½ hour before sunrise until
three “Hunt Date Choices” ranked in the order you prefer noon.
(most hunters will be selected for at least one of the
three available dates). All other fields should be left “as Dogs may be used to retrieve waterfowl, but they must
is”. Both youth hunter and adult guardian need to sign be under control at all times.
the application. If you received the form electronically,
please print it out. Mail all applications to: Savannah Decoys may be used but cannot be left on the refuge
Coastal Refuges Complex, 694 Beech Hill Lane, overnight.
Hardeeville, SC 29927 (DEADLINE: August 31, 2010)
Only one application may be submitted per youth hunter;
applicants who apply more than once for the hunt will be
Youth Waterfowl Hunt Map