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HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES

Managed lottery waterfowl hunt at Dameron Marsh and Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserves in Northumberland County, Virginia.

There is an opportunity to hunt WATERFOWL at Dameron Marsh and Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserves in Northumberland County, Virginia. Half-day hunting will be available each MONDAY during the last segments of the general duck season. 2014-15 Hunt Dates: November 17, 24; December 22, 29; January 5, 12, 19. Click here for the application form in PDF.

Deadline to apply: 5 PM, September 26, 2014.

Managed lottery hunt for white-tailed deer at Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is offering a lottery hunt for white-tailed deer at Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve. Each selected hunter will be assigned two consecutive hunting dates. All dates are either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday. Muzzleloader ONLY hunts for 2014 are November 3-4, 6-7, 10-11 and 13-14. Shotgun or muzzleloader hunts are November 17-18, 20-21, 24-25, December 1-2, 4-5, 8-9, 11-12, 15-16 and 18-19. All hunts from November 1 through December 7 are Antlered deer only. All hunts from December 8 through December 19 are either sex deer hunting days. Click here for the application form in PDF.

Deadline to apply: 5 PM, October 3, 2014.


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACTIVITIES

Guided Hike at the Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve

Join DCR Natural Heritage staff for a hike at Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve on Saturday, September 6th. Click here for a flier with all the details.

Where: Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve
The preserve is in southwestern Virginia, about 25 miles north of Abingdon. From I-81 at Abingdon, take ALT 58 west through town to U.S. Route 19 north. Go about 20 miles to Business 19 into Lebanon. At the second light, turn left on Route 82 west. Go 1.1 mile to Route 640 (River Mountain Road) and turn right. Go 4.2 miles and turn left on Route 721 (a gravel road).

When: Saturday September 6th, 9:00 a.m. The hike will begin from the parking area at the preserve


Hawkwatching at the Channels Natural Area Preserve

Come experience the fall raptor migration with DCR Natural Heritage program staff – Broad-winged hawks will be the most commonly observed raptor, passing through early in the season. Other species that likely move through in modest numbers include Sharp-shinned Hawks, Cooper’s Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Red-shouldered Hawks, Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Merlins, and American Kestrels. Click here for a flier with all the details, including directions and program itinerary.

Where: The Channels Natural Area Preserve
The summit area of Hayters Knob at The Channels Natural Area Preserve.

When: Friday September 19th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.