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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 16, 2009

Waterfowl Hunt at Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve

(RICHMOND, Va.) - Applications will be accepted through Aug. 7 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 will manage this lottery 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 of purchasing up to a total of 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 Wednesdays from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset for the September early goose/teal season, the October early season, and the general duck season November 2009 through January 2010.

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

For the hunt rules and application, visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/spevents.shtml. For questions, call (804) 371-6204 or (804) 225-4856.

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