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Preserve to Open Bow Hunting Season

KILL DEVIL HILLS —  Orientations to be eligible to bow hunt in Nags Head Woods Preserve are being held the last two weeks of August.

Bow hunting season for white-tailed deer is Sept. 7 to Jan. 1, 2020, in Nags Head Woods Preserve in Kill Devil Hills. Photo: Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy, which owns and operates the preserve, allows bow hunting for white-tailed deer to manage the deer herd and to ensure the herd’s health, according to town officials in Kill Devil Hills, during the regular season Sept. 7 to Jan. 1, 2020.

Orientations will be held Aug. 20, Aug. 21, Aug. 27 and Aug. 28, all at 5:30 p.m., and at 8 a.m. Aug. 22, at Nags Head Woods Preserve, 701 West Ocean Acres Drive.

In addition to the hunter attending an orientation session, the hunter must have a current North Carolina hunt permit, submit an application and pay a $50 fee, which covers the cost of hunt administration and liability insurance.

While visiting Nags Head Woods to hike, run, fish or engage in other forms of non-hunting recreation, officials encourage folks to stay on designated hiking trails and keep dogs leashed.

Hunters have specific safety zones and are not allowed to hunt within 100 yards of designated hiking trails.

The Nature Conservancy has worked coordinated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission since 19965 to to manage the Nags Head Woods deer population through a registered bow hunt.

Call 252-441-2525 with any questions or visit Nags Head Woods Preserve.

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