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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: Assateague Island hunt
Just to add...I'll be at my hunt orientation at the visitor's center at Chincoteague tomorrow at 10AM. They do them the day prior now, and then you may go scout your hunt zone the rest of the day. We hunt Thurs/Fri.
There are some zones that are shotgun/ML/handgun only, and others that permit rifles. The shotgun-only zones are the ones near the visitor's center and visitor-used walking trails. Some of those zones only permit hunting till noon. They now permit hunting right in around the visitor's center to keep the deer from piling in there to avoid the hunters, but you may only use 00 buck, and may only fire from a treestand.
Having gone 5 times or so (I think this will be my 5th or 6th trip now), I can say that it's often feast or famine. I've had trips where I didn't see a deer, and the last trip we had deer moving constantly.