Eight-year-old Devon Degarmo is all smiles with his first ever striped bass. Photo by Capt. Andy Wayson

Bear Hunt Lottery

The application deadline is Aug. 31, with the drawing on Sept. 3. Eight hundred hunting permits will be issued for the five-day hunting season (Oct. 21-25).

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Hunt Club Lottery

Hunt clubs are invited to enter the lottery for hunt club leasing. This year, 14 Chesapeake Forest tracts are offered for a 5-year lease agreement.​ Deadline is August 27.

Staff conducting hypoxia study

Ride Inside

Bow riding or sitting on the edge of a moving boat, is illegal. A fall can put you in the path of the propeller causing serious injury or death. Make sure you provide life jackets for all on board.

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