ORV Plan Comment Period Extended
On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.
Seashore Duck Blind Permits Available For The 2014-2015 Hunting Season
Contact: Barry Munyan, 252-728-2250, ext. 3034
HARKERS ISLAND, NC –Superintendent Patrick M. Kenney announces that permits for temporary duck blinds will be available at the Harkers Island Visitor Center beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until , and thereafter Monday through Friday, except holidays.
For the 2014-2015 season, the park will continue to utilize a
lottery system to determine the initial order for registration. All hunters who are present at the
There is a $50.00 administrative permit fee which includes 1 blind, and a $25.00 fee for the second blind ($75.00 total for 2 blinds). The fees are used to administer and monitor the duck blind program. If you are interested in obtaining a Duck Blind Permit, you must bring your current North Carolina State hunting license with a signed federal duck stamp, a picture identification (driver's license), and be prepared to identify your blind location on a computerized topographic map.
Superintendent Kenney noted that the use of the lottery system for the first day of registration has been working very well and will be continued this year. "The duck blind permit program has been an effective program and with the help of the hunters, will continue to be a mutually workable program," said Kenney, "we always invite the public to make suggestions to help improve the program."
Hunting is authorized within Cape Lookout National Seashore,
subject to State of
Commercial hunting (or fishing) guides must obtain a permit to conduct commercial activities in a national park. Guides should contact park Administrative Officer Katherine Cushinberry about permits at (252) 728-2250, extension 3019.
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