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The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
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The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a storm last winter. For current conditions, check at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. 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?
The Province Lands area of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is also known as the second-oldest “common lands” in the nation, second only to Boston Common. It was put aside in the 1600s by Plymouth Colony as a fisheries reserve.