Last Wednesday, 15 hunters attended a meeting in order to secure their spot in the 2017 Sandy Neck Archery Deer Hunt. The hunt will take place this week November 20th – November 25th from 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset each day.
The hunt will take place between Trail 2 – Trail 5. This means there will be No Off-Road Vehicle access beyond trail 2 during this time period (11/20-11/25) except for authorized archery hunters and property owners. The closed area will be well marked and gated off on the front beach – violating this closure will result in fines and/or ejection from the beach.
- While much of the ORV corridor will be closed to vehicles, it is still okay to hike along the front beach of Sandy Neck during this week. In fact, hunting is never allowed within 150 feet of the front beach, and as such, is one of the safest places to recreate during the season, especially for any concerned hikers who may be unsure of what the hunting season might entail.
- This is a special deer hunt, approved by the Town Manager, and only those who attended last week’s meeting and obtained valid authorization will be allowed to participate.
- No other hunting activity will be allowed between Trail 2 -Trail 5 during this week. However, other hunting seasons are still open and hunters may still utilize other areas of the park.
- A reminder that harassing hunters or intentionally disrupting hunting activities is prohibited and may result in fines and/or ejection from the beach.