~A New Year on St. Vincent Island~

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 03:51 PM.

The Primitive Weapon Hunt took place Jan. 24 – 26.  One hundred and eighteen hunters harvested 28 white-tailed deer, seven feral hogs and one raccoon during this hunt.  The January hunt concluded the 2012 – 2013 winter hunting season on St. Vincent Island.

Volunteers are still needed by the St. Vincent Island NWR.  Both outdoor and office-based volunteer work is available.  At our Apalachicola office you can help with visitor services, assist with administrative tasks, or help write grant proposals. On the island you can help track the red wolves, join the sea turtle patrol, participate in bird counts, clean up trash on the island's beautiful beaches, remove invasive plants, or assist with maintenance projects.   To volunteer or learn more about how you can help please email us at supportstvin@hotmail.com.

The monthly island tours have several more months before the summer heat and bugs arrive.  All tours are on the second Wednesday of each month – Feb.13, March 13, April 10, and May 8.   Our enhanced website will give you details about the tours plus a convenient place to sign up.  Just click on “Island Tour Sign Up”.  The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation on the web @ www.stvincentfriends.com .  Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island.   You can also visit the island on your own.   Do remember that the island is primitive – bring everything you need, including drinking water – and leave only your footprints behind.

This monthly column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge.  Please visit our web page for more information and volunteer opportunities – www.stvincentfriends.com - and never miss an opportunity to visit St. Vincent Island.

  



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