Additional On-line Orientation Test Verification and Permit Purchase Dates Listed Below
Mason Neck Deer Management HuntPurpose: To maintain the deer herd at a healthy level compatible with planned habitat goals and objectives while minimizing impacts to wildlife and visitors.
Administration: Managed in partnership by Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Mason Neck State Park2013 Mason Neck Deer Hunt Dates- Thursday November, 21, 2013- Friday November 22, 2013- Friday December 13, 2013- Scout Date: November 3, 2013, 9:00 am - 5:00 pmHunt Applications- Hunt Applications must be postmarked no later than September 20, 2013. - $10 per application or $5 per application with a valid Senior or Access Pass.Lottery - The hunt lottery is tentatively scheduled for September 27, 2013.- Selection notices will be mailed on October 2, 2013. Hunt Information-Click here for hunt information regarding firearm qualifications, permits swaps, alternates, standbys, bag limits, rules, and more.-Mason Neck Deer Hunt Map -Firearm qualification range locations. Remember to bring the certification card provided with your hunt lottery notice to the range.
Orientation Requirements- Selected applicants must attend an orientation session in person on October 26, 2013 or complete an on-line orientation and test to learn hunt requirements and safety measures. -In-person hunt orientation location: Gunston Elementary 10100 Gunston Road Lorton, VA 22079-In-person hunt orientation times: 9:00 am - Mason Neck NWR Orientation 11:00 am - Mason Neck NWR 12:00 pm - Permit Swaps followed by Extra Permit Sales- If selected to hunt, information concerning in-person and on-line orientations will be provided on the lottery selection notice.On-line Orientation and Test-2013 On-line Mason Neck Hunt Orientation Video-Mason Neck Orientation Overview Test-Hunt Verification Answer Sheet
On-line Orientation Test Verification and Permit PurchaseStaff is available to verify on-line hunt orientation test answers and issue permits at the dates, times, and locations specified below. No appointment necessary.Locations: Headquarters Office Occoquan Bay Refuge Visitor Contact Station 12638 Darby Brooke Ct. 13950 Dawson Beach Road Woodbridge, VA 22192 Woodbridge, VA 22191
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In the early 1960’s a developer sought out land on Mason Neck to build a planned community and airport. Elizabeth Spears Hartwell, a local resident, who valued the pristine nature of the peninsula, organized an effort to stop this development. She recognized the potential of the Mason Neck peninsula as a safe haven for the endangered bald eagles along the Potomac River.