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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 23, 2005
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, jim.meisner@dcr.virginia.gov

Lottery deer and waterfowl hunts to be held at preserves - applications accepted until Oct. 7

Lottery deer and waterfowl hunts to be held at preserves – applicationsaccepted until Oct. 7

RICHMOND – Applications will be accepted through Oct. 7 for deer gun hunts at Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve near Eastville in Northampton County on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Oct. 7 is also the deadline for waterfowl hunts at Dameron Marsh and Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserves in Northumberland County.

The hunts at Savage Neck Dunes run from Nov. 28-Dec. 3; Dec. 5-10; and Dec. 12-17. The waterfowl hunts at Dameron Marsh and Hughlett Point will be on Tuesdays beginning Nov. 22, and run through the end of the regular waterfowl season in January 2006. The application deadline is Oct. 7. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation manages these hunts.

A $5 non-refundable fee must be submitted with all hunt applications. Hunters selected in drawings must submit an additional $10 per hunter permit fee by Oct. 28 to receive a daily hunt permit for themselves plus each additional member of their hunting party. Each hunter must have in their possession a permit issued for that day along with all required state licenses. On the day of the hunt, hunters must also show proof of completion of a hunter safety education course.

For information on hunting licenses, hunter education 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 a complete set of hunt rules and details, call (804) 786-7951. Reservation and hunt information may also be downloaded from the DCR web site at www.dcr.virginia.gov/parks/hunting.

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