BEAUFORT — A new hunting policy has been put in place for the Rachel Carson Reserve.
Reserve officials announced this week that all hunters must obtain a permit for east Carrot Island and no lead shot is allowed.
Hunting is allowed outside of Beaufort town limits, which includes the east end of Carrot Island and Middle Marsh. Hunters must follow the rules and regulations of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the North Carolina Coastal Reserve.
Hunters are responsible for knowing and abiding by all hunting regulations and knowing reserve boundaries.
Hunters are required to have a valid state hunting license and a valid permit issued by the commission.
Obtain your state hunting license from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, which must be obtained before applying for a permit to hunt for east Carrot Island. Permits are not required for Middle Marsh.
Contact the Reserve office for more information at 252-838-0886