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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 14, 2003
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, jim.meisner@dcr.virginia.gov

Special lottery deer hunts to be held at False Cape, Kiptopeke State Parks, Savage Neck Natural Area Preserve-September 5 deadline for False Cape Lottery

(RICHMOND, Va.) - Applications are being accepted for special lottery hunts at False Cape State Park in Virginia Beach and Kiptopeke State Park and Savage Neck Natural Area Preserve, both in Northampton County on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The False Cape deer and feral pig shotgun hunts will be Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 - 11. Kiptopeke will hold muzzleloader hunts on Nov. 8 and 15, and shotgun hunts on Dec. 6 and 20. The Savage Neck hunt on Nov. 22 is a special hunt open only to young people ages 12 - 17. Youths 16-17 may hunt alone and youths 12 - 15 must have a non-hunting adult accompany them.

The application deadline for the False Cape hunt is Sept. 5. The deadline for the Kiptopeke muzzleloader hunt is Oct. 10 and the Kiptopeke shotgun hunt's deadline is Nov. 7. The deadline for the Savage Neck hunt is Oct. 24. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation manages all three hunts.

A $5 non-refundable application fee must be submitted for each hunt. Anyone may enter the lotteries for a chance to participate in the controlled hunts; however successful applicants on the day of the hunt must show proof of completion of a hunter safety education course and pay the $10 hunting fee. There is a $5 parking fee for the False Cape hunt. Each lottery entry requires a separate application.

For information on hunting licenses, hunter safety education and hunting regulations, call the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at (804) 367-1000 or visit the DGIF web site at www.dgif.state.va.us.

For more information about Virginia State Parks camping or cabin reservations, other hunting opportunities and programs in Virginia State Parks or a complete set of hunt rules and to receive an application, contact the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 1-800-933-PARK. Applications may also be downloaded from the DCR web site at www.dcr.virginia.gov.

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