Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21.
Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM so seashore staff can create an accessible path in advance of the summer season.
Storm damage, construction affecting access at seashore locations; reduction in programming
Due to erosion, there is no beach access at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches. Access at the Marconi Site is limited. Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. Nauset Bike Trail construction is underway. More »
Spring Turkey Hunt at Cape Cod National Seashore
Contact: Craig Thatcher, North District Ranger, 508-487-2100 ext 0910
The spring Eastern Wild Turkey hunt will take place in Massachusetts starting April 29 and in Cape Cod National Seashore for a second season.The spring turkey hunt is a result of the Cape Cod National Seashore Hunting Program Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision signed in September 2007.The national seashore is working towards increasing hunting opportunities for native upland game bird species while phasing out the release and hunting of ring-necked pheasant, a non-native species.
The spring turkey hunt will be consistent with most of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations.A national seashore turkey hunting permit will be required at no cost, in addition to the state hunting license and turkey stamp.The turkey hunting permits will be issued through a lottery system this year and each permit will be good for one week.Hunters must obtain a Massachusetts hunting license and turkey stamp prior to entering the national seashore turkey hunting permit lottery.The 2013 national seashore turkey hunting season will run the first three weeks of the State four-week turkey season, from April 29 through May 18.
To enter the spring turkey hunt lottery, a turkey hunting permit application may be obtained on the Cape Cod National Seashore website at www.nps.gov/caco.Applications are also available Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters, located at 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet.Turkey hunting permit applications will need to be mailed in by March 29.The application includes all information needed to enter the spring turkey hunt lottery.
For more information about the Cape Cod National Seashore spring turkey hunt call Craig Thatcher, North District Ranger at 508-487-2100, ext. 0910, or check the park's website at, www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.