A Birdseye View from St. Vincent Island

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10:49 AM.

Fall and winter on the island always includes three scheduled hunts.  The first hunt, the Archery Hunt takes places Nov. 20-24.  The popular Sambar Deer Hunt is scheduled for Dec. 4-8 and the Primitive Weapons Hunt is set for Jan. 22-26, 2014.  Hunters can apply for any of these hunts at www.myfwc.com/license  .

The FWC website also has tips and advice on how to prepare for each hunt.


The monthly island tours resume in the month of October.  All tours are on the second Wednesday of each month.  The dates for the fall, winter, spring tours are as follows – Oct. 9 (tour already filled), Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, and May 14. 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 at 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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