Permits for temporary duck blinds will be available at the Harkers Island Visitor Center beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and thereafter Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Superintendent Patrick M. Kenney says the park will continue to utilize a lottery system for the 2013-2014 season to determine the initial order for registration.
All hunters who are present at the Harkers Island Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3 will draw a numbered ticket. This ticket will determine the order for registering a duck blind permit. All hunters who arrive after 9:00 a.m. and are not present at the start of the lottery will register on a first come, first served basis after the initial lottery participants have registered and selected their blinds.
There is a $50.00 administrative permit fee which includes one blind, and a $25.00 fee for the second blind ($75.00 total for two blinds). The fees are used to administer and monitor the duck blind program.
If you are interested in obtaining a Duck Blind Permit, you must bring your current North Carolina State hunting license with a signed federal duck stamp, a picture identification (driver's license), and be prepared to identify your blind location on a computerized topographic map.
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