Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex
James River/Presquile/Plum Tree Island NWR Division
11116 Kimages Road
Charles City, Virginia 23030-2844
Telephone (804) 829-9020
Fax (804) 829-9606
October 31, 2012
For Immediate Release Cyrus Brame 804-829-9020
Hunting Opportunities Available at
James River National Wildlife Refuge
Prince George County – The Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex invites interested hunters to participant in the 2012 James River National Wildlife Refuge deer hunt.
“Deer hunting is an excellent way to reconnect with our natural world. As a long-time tradition in eastern Virginia, hunting offers opportunity to harvest deer and experience the outdoors, unencumbered. The wildlife refuge staff is pleased to offer a low cost, high value hunting experience within the refuge’s 4,300-acre tract of forest.” said Cyrus Brame, Wildlife Refuge Specialist for the Refuge.
The 2012 Refuge Muzzleloader Hunt Dates are: November 3rd & November 10th
The 2012 Refuge Shotgun Hunt Dates are: November 17th, 20th, 27th, and December 1st
The cost is $10.00 per person, per day. Hunters are required to wear 400 inches of blaze orange, visible from 360 degrees. If participating in the muzzleloader hunt, hunters must hunt from a portable tree stand. Due to Hurricane Sandy, the scout date has been rescheduled for November 4th.
Hunters interested in participating in the deer hunts are required to register, in person, at the Refuge Check Station on the morning of the scheduled hunts. The Refuge Check Station is located just off Route 10, in Garysville, at 4550 Flowerdew Hundred Road.
Two deer of either sex can be harvested daily (within annual bag limits) and Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) tags are provided.
For additional information about the refuge contact the Refuge office (804-829-9020) or visit us at http://www.fws.gov/northeast/jamesriver .
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