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Conservation Law Enforcement

"...to provide wildlife enforcement and a safe hunting and fishing environment for the harvesting of natural resources..."

General Hunting Requirements

¨All North Carolina State Laws and Regulations pertaining to hunting, as well as applicable federal laws and regulations, and MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ Order 5090.115 apply while hunting aboard Camp Lejeune.

¨ Authorized Personnel To Hunt On Camp Lejeune: Military personnel (active duty, retired, and reservist), Department of Defense and Non-appropriated Fund civilian employees (and retired employees) of MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River, dependents and all civilians if sponsored by an authorized person.

¨Persons Authorized To Sponsor A Guest Hunter On Camp Lejeune: Military personnel (active duty, retired, and reservist on active duty) and Department of Defense and Non-appropriated Fund civilian employees (and retired employees) of MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River. Personnel who sponsor others are responsible for their conduct, safety, and supervision while the sponsored person is hunting. The sponsor must remain in the same hunting area as the sponsored person. Both parties must be in possession of a valid Base Hunting Permit and State Hunting License. All persons 13 years of age and older are required to obtain a Base Hunting Permit, and 13-15 years of age must remain under immediate control of their licensed parent or guardian. Persons under 13 years of age are not authorized to hunt with firearms, but may accompany their parent or guardian after signing a waiver of liability at the Base Game Warden Office.

¨All persons authorized to hunt on Camp Lejeune must have in their possession a valid Base Hunting Permit and North Carolina State Hunting License. Base Hunting Permits will only be issued after satisfying the North Carolina “Hunter Safety Course” requirements to obtain a state hunting license, and obtaining a passing score on the Base Hunter Safety Test.

¨Areas available for hunting are assigned by the Range Control Office. Areas open for hunting will be posted at 1600 hours for the following day, through the hunting season, at building PT-4 and VL-1.

¨Area clearance must be obtained from the Base Game Warden Office prior to and immediately following the hunter going to or coming from designated hunting area. Area clearance can be obtained at buildings:

·          PT-71 (Main side)

·          VL-1 (Verona Loop/Sandy Run areas)

·          AS-4311 (New River Air Station)

¨An international orange torso vest and cap must be worn at all times while hunting, except for those engaged in waterfowl, wild turkey, dove, and/or bow hunting.

¨All motor vehicle travel to and from hunting sites must be in accordance with the Base Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Order (MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ Order 5090.111).

¨Vehicles are not allowed in areas designated as habitation for the Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers. These areas are marked with white bandings at the base of the trees.

 

General Weapons Requirements

¨Possession and use of firearms must comply with Base Order 55001.F

¨Hunting with firearms is restricted to breech or muzzle-loading shotguns, 10 gauge or smaller shotgun, muzzle-loading rifles of .40 caliber or larger, or bow and arrow. No other firearms are authorized for use aboard the Base. Buckshot may not be used or possessed in any hunting area, except for those personnel participating in organized hunts. Firearms MAY NOT BE TRANSPORTED LOADED!

¨Organized hunts are restricted from using muzzle-loading firearms.

¨When hunting migratory birds, shotguns must be restricted to holding three rounds. If hunting over water, steel shot must be used.

¨Waterfowl may not be hunted on Sundays on the Base.

¨Spring turkey hunters must use a shotgun between a 10 gauge and 20 gauge, with shot restricted to #4 through #6.