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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 13, 2011
Contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-2292, julie.buchanan@dcr.virginia.gov

Applications being accepted for waterfowl hunt at Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve

RICHMOND — Applications are being accepted through Aug. 12 for a managed waterfowl hunt at Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve in Stafford County. Hunters must apply and be chosen in a random drawing. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation manages this hunt.

A $5 non-refundable fee must be submitted with all hunt applications. Successful applicants will be notified by mail within two weeks of the drawing and will have the option to purchase up to three permits at $100 each. The non-transferable permit must be in possession while hunting, along with all required state licenses. All hunters must also carry proof of completion of a hunter-safety education course.

Hunting hours will be on Fridays from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset for the September early goose/teal season, the October early duck season, and the general duck season from November through January 2012.

All state and federal migratory bird regulations and laws apply during the hunt. For information on hunting licenses, hunter-safety education classes and hunting regulations, call the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at 804-367-1000 or visit www.dgif.virginia.gov.

Complete hunt rules and an application are available at www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/spevents.shtml. For more information, call DCR at 804-371-6204 or 804-225-4856.

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