Mackay Island


brochure Mackay Island - Hunting

Hunting at Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in North Carolina. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Regulations 2020 Welcome Public deer hunting by shotgun, muzzleloading rifle/shotgun, pistol, crossbow, and archery is permitted on the Refuge on hunting dates listed below and on hunting areas shown on the map. A signed Refuge hunt permit and a valid State hunting license shall be carried when hunting deer on the Refuge. No reservations are required and hunters may select sites and hunt anywhere within the designated hunting areas. Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 39 Knotts Island, NC 27950 252/429 3100 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 1 800/344 WILD July 2020 For more information, call the Refuge Manager at 252/429 3100. This is a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a network of lands and waters managed for the benefit of wildlife and people. Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge Deer Hunting Permit 2020 I certify that I have read and understand the refuge hunting regulations in this permit. Printed Name: Youth Youth hunters (under age 16) may possess a firearm in any hunt provided they have passed a Stateapproved hunter safety course and are accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age. Each adult may supervise only one youth. The adult must carry a valid State hunting license and a valid Refuge hunt permit when supervising a youth hunter. Hunters with Disabilities Hunting opportunities are available for disabled hunters. Please call the Refuge Office for information and to make advanced arrangements. Permit Application A Permit Application is no longer required to obtain a permit to deer hunt at Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge. The cutout portion on this form, once signed, is your permit. Access Hunting areas may be accessed by foot, bicycle, boat, and vehicle only from 5 am to 8 pm. No access to hunting areas is permitted before 5 am on hunting dates. Vehicles are restricted to gravel roads. Parking is permitted on road shoulders. Refuge is closed to all other activities. Hunting Dates October 15-17, 2020 October 29-31, 2020 November 5-7, 2020 November 12-14, 2020 November 26-28, 2020 Signed: All state regulations for big game hunting, including the wearing of blaze orange, shall apply. Only portable deer stands are permitted. ____________________________ All deer taken must be checked-in. Date: (1) if taken in North Carolina, checked-in at the Knotts Island Store or ____________________________ ____________________________ (Cut out and carry with license) (2) if taken in Virginia, checked-in at an authorized deer checking station. General Regulations and Enforcement All hunters are subject to inspections of permits, licenses, tags, hunting equipment, bag limits, boats, vehicles, and their contents during compliance checks by Refuge Officers, North Carolina Wildlife Officers, Virginia Wildlife Officers, and any state or local law enforcement officer. Violation of any Refuge regulation may result in the cancellation of your hunt permit and prosecution in Federal court. It is your responsibility to be familiar with all applicable Refuge and State deer hunting regulations before hunting on the Refuge. If you have a question concerning any Refuge regulation, please call the Refuge Office. The Following are Prohibited • Use of ATV’s and any other unlicensed and unregistered vehicles. • No dumping of deer parts within 100 feet of roads, wetlands and waterways. Hunters are responsible for the proper disposal of all deer parts. • Driving vehicles off of gravel roads. • Possessing a loaded firearm in a vehicle or boat. • Carrying a loaded firearm or bow on or within 50 feet of gravel roads. Shooting from a vehicle or shooting on or across roads or roadways. • Hunting outside of designated areas shown on the map or within 300 feet of the Refuge Office. • Use of nails, bolts, or screws to attach portable stands to trees. Use of nail-, bolt-, or screwtype steps. • Use of artificial lights, including vehicle headlights, to observe, locate, or take wildlife. • Use of dogs to pursue, track or retrieve deer. • Marking trees or vegetation with blazes, flagging, or other marking devices. • Possession of alcoholic beverages. • Taking of any wildlife (other than deer) and plants. • Leaving a portable stand overnight. • Littering - if you pack it in, pack it out! 158 37 Knotts Island ean 32 168 17 32 Virginia Beach 615 Mackay Island NWR c Atlantic O VA NC 158 17 158 Elizabeth City 17 Mackay Island 12 158 National Wildlife Refuge 2020 Hunting Map Edenton d arle Soun Albem 37 64 Vicinity Map Manns Harbor 0 Mile 0 20 Kilo 20 Malbones Island Pocahontas Waterfowl Management Area Back Bay Bull Bay Flynns Folly VIRGINA BEACH CITY CURRITUCK CO. VA NC ies C 615 reek Knotts Island Road Caps Barleys Bay 615 KNOTTS Back REFUGE OFFICE 0 2,000 Creek Corey's Ditch STORE Knotts Island Road ISLAND 4,000 Feet SHOP MACKAY ISLAND Mackay Island Road Mackay Island Road x ENTRANCE x Dike Gate EAST POOL MIDDLE POOL Live Oak Point WEST POOL Bellows Bay Buck Island Bay BUCK ISLAND Half Way Point 615 Currituck Sound Legend Refuge Boundary Open During All Hunts Closed to Hunting Refuge Office Parking Ferry Landing

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