Hurricane Michael impacted St. Vincent Island on Oct. 10, resulting in significant damage, both due to storm surge and winds. Much of the island’s infrastructure was damaged, and many of the island’s roads have been washed out. After careful examination of the island, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined today that the Archery Hunt for white-tailed deer to be held on Nov. 15-17 and the Sambar Deer hunt to be held on Nov. 29-Dec. 1 will be cancelled. The Jan. 17-19, 2019 Muzzleloader Hunt will still be held.
For anyone who has purchased a permit for the Archery or Sambar hunts, you will be able to use your permit for next year’s hunts. Unfortunately, there is no other way to reimburse you for your purchased permit.
Thank you for your understanding.
For more information, please call 850/925-6121