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Cape May
National Wildlife Refuge


24 Kimbles Beach Road
Cape May Court House, NJ   08210
E-mail:
Phone Number: 609-463-0994
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/capemay/
Cape May NWR provides numerous opportunities for wildlife observation, and the Cape May Peninsula is one of the top bird watching spots in North America.
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In addition to State laws and regulations, the following Refuge specific regulations apply: Anytime the State requires hunters to wear a minimum of 200 sq. inches of orange clothing, the Refuge requires hunters to wear in a conspicuous manner on head,chest,and back, a minimum of 400 square inches of solid-colored hunter orange clothing. -No vehicles are permitted on the Refuge. -All public entry is prohibited in areas designated with "area Closed" signs and also on Refuge roadways posted with "Inholders Only" signs. -Hunters may enter the Refuge no earlier than two hours before the start of hunting hours, and must leave no later than one hour after the end of hunting hours. -The use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting is prohibited. -The use of spotlights, automotive headlights, or other artificial light for the purpose of spotting, locating,or taking any animal is prohibited. This regulation applies even if no weapons are in the vehicle. Deer hunting: The Refuge is open for all State Deer Management Zone 34 seasons. -The distribution of bait and/or hunting over bait is prohibited. -The use of wire, nails,screws, or bolts to attach a stand to a tree, or hunting from a tree into which a metal object has been driven to support a hunter is prohibited. Screw-in tree steps are also prohibited. -The use of possession of any drug on any bow hunting arrow is prohibited. Migratory game bird hunting: -Migratory game bird hunting is permitted only on those Refuge lands west of Highway 47 in Middle Township and north of Highway 550 through the Great Cedar Swamp in Upper and Dennis Townships. -Common snipe hunting begins with the State early woodcock, south zone season. -All waterfowl hunting blind materials,boats,and decoys must be removed from the Refuge at the end of each hunt day. Permanent and pit blinds are prohibited. -Only Federally approved, non-toxic shot is permitted. -Crow hunting is not permitted.

For Hunting Maps go to the refuge website by clicking on "learn more" below (http://www.fws.gov/northeast/capemay/PublicAccess.html#GENERAL_HUNTING)


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