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    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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Hunting Information

A spring and fall turkey hunt, following state guidelines, is implemented for areas open to hunting within Cape Cod National Seashore. A Cape Cod National Seashore Turkey Permit is required to hunt turkey during the spring season. The permit is free and available by a lottery system. The lottery application is available online by clicking here: Application for Spring Turkey Lottery Permit Cape Cod National Seashore. Permit applications are also available at Park Headquarters located at 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA, 02667, during normal business hours. Applications must be received or postmarked by the last business day of March. Details of the lottery system are on the application.

No seashore turkey permit is required for fall turkey hunting season.

Click here for the most recent hunting brochure.

NPS hunting area detail maps (revised 2013):
Wellfleet and Eastham
Eastham and Orleans

Record of Decision, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hunting Program at Cape Cod National Seashore

Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hunting Program at Cape Cod National Seashore

Did You Know?

Cape Cod

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.