USFWS in North Carolina
Southeast Region

Calendar of Annual Events

January - October Guided Bird Walks on Pea Island
April - May

Turkey Hunt on Roanoke River (Hunt administered by NC Wildlife Resources Commission. )

May - October Guided Canoe Tours (fee program) on Alligator River and Pea Island
May International Migratory Bird Day
Engelhard Seafood Festival in Engelhard, NC
June

National Fishing Week
Pea Island Fishing/Crabbing Rodeo (second Saturday)

June - August Weekly Summer Interpretive Programs on Alligator River and Pea Island
July

Open Roads Day on Mackay Island
Knotts Island Peach and Wildlife Festival

September - December Deer Hunting To obtain Refuge Permit and/or Regulations, click on refuge name
- Alligator River (map)
- Pocosin Lakes
- *Roanoke River

Need Hunting Info?
*Hunts administered by NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

September Wildfest
October

Big Sweep - Contact your local national wildlife refuge!
National Wildlife Refuge Week
Scuppernong River Festival in Columbia, NC
Wings Over Water on the Outer Banks and vicinity

October - January

Small Game Hunting To obtain Refuge Permit and/or Regulations, click on refuge name
- Alligator River (map)
- Pocosin Lakes
- *Roanoke River

Need Hunting Info?
*Hunts administered by NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

November - January

Waterfowl Hunting
- Alligator River (Refuge Permit Required)
- *Currituck
- Mattamuskeet (Refuge Permit Required)
- *Roanoke River

Need Hunting Info?
*Hunts administered by NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

November - February

Peak Waterfowl Observation (all refuges)
- Alligator River
- Cedar Island
- Currituck
- Mackay Island
- Mattamuskeet
- Pea Island
- Pocosin Lakes
- Roanoke River

- Swanquarter

December Swan Days at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge = First Saturday in December
National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts - all refuges

People crabbing from shore and in the water at the Pea Island Crabbing Rodeo

Pea Island Fishing/Crabbing Rodeo - second Saturday of June each year!

 

Last Updated: 3/15/13