On Saturday, October 19, Hampshire County Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a clays shoot for the public at the North River Retreat clays range, which is located off of Route 29 South, near Delray.
Guests will be shooting from "The Matrix", a state-of-the-art facility that offers 5 different shooting stations on 5 levels.
Each shooter will shoot 2 rounds of 25 clays each. The price for the use of the Matrix (including clays) and 2 boxes of shells is $25. If you want to bring your own shells, the price drops to just $15. NRR offers shotguns, vests, drinks and snacks at no extra charge.
Eight traps, strategically located in a semi-circle in front of "The Matrix", release clays that offer shooters a variety of shots traveling at different speeds and angles.
Plus, NRR has added a "Rabbit" trap that shoots out a hardened clay that provides a crossing shot as it bounces along the ground in a totally unpredictable manner!
Space is limited to just 15 shooters, so if you're interested, please contact Parks and Recreation as quickly as possible for further information so you don't miss out.
Even if you're not an avid hunter or shooter, this is a great opportunity to have fun with family and friends while spending time outdoors in beautiful Hampshire County. And you could be the top shooter of the day and take home a nice trophy for your efforts!
HOPE TO SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 19!!
FIREARMS DEER HUNTING AT NORTH RIVER RETREAT DURING 2013
Starting early this fall, there will be numerousopportunities to hunt white-tailed deer in West Virginia with afirearm. And we have some great deer hunting! In order to plan your hunt, please take time to review theinformation below. We will begin takingreservations on Saturday, July 20.
Firearmshunting at North River Retreat will begin with an antlerlessdeer hunt in late October. This early hunt of three daysprovides a great opportunity for pursuing whitetails during milderweather. As in pastyears, the main firearms season begins on the Monday of Thanksgiving week.Two weeks of hunting for either buck or doe are then followed by aweek of muzzleloader hunting. Then there's several more daysof antlerless hunting in mid- and late December. There are alsospecial Youth Hunts in October and December for youngsters 8-17 years of age.
Deer hunting at NRRmust take place from tree stands or ground blinds. We currently have 27 treestands available. Our hunters are also welcome to set up their own treestands. Safety harnesses are mandatory. Several wildlife food plots are planted every year as anattractant to deer and other wildlife. We have also recently established aseries of "corridors" that provide cover and food for deer traveling through our pasture areas. Although there are normally plenty of deer, we are constantlyworking on improving the quality of the bucks taken on the property. Toimprove deer management, we encourage our hunters to harvest does and onlybucks with 6 points or better. This is paying off,as some really nice bucks are taken each year.
We have safety harnesses and .243 scoped rifles available atno charge, upon request. Familiarization with and sighting-in of loaned riflesis required prior to hunting. Ammunition can be purchased on-site. Hunters arealso provided portable radios for communication and safety. Cellphone coverage is also available over most of the property.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a serious neurological disease incervids that is spreading rapidly throughout areas of the country.Unfortunately, as the disease has been detected in Hampshire County, aContainment Area has been established to help prevent the spread of thedisease. This Area was expanded in 2010 to include all of Hampshire County.Hunters must transport deer meat and parts from Hampshire County only asfollows:
Meat that has been boned out; Quarters or other portions of meatwith no part of the spinal column or head attached; Cleaned hide with no headattached; Clean skull plate (no meat or tissue attached) with antlers attached;Antlers with no meat or tissue attached; and Finished taxidermy mounts. Hunters wishingto have their deer processed (boned out) may do so for a reasonable feeat a location within close proximity of NRR.
Hunting licenses(resident and non-resident) can be purchased on-line at www.wvhunt.com. When registering at NRR, hunterswill be required to sign a liability release and provide their hunting licensenumber. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions aboutlicense requirements.
2013 DEER FIREARMS* SEASON BAG
LIMITS AND DATES AT NORTH RIVER RETREAT
Antlered Deer: 1 per day, 2 per
Antlerless Deer: 1 per day, 3 per
Note: An antlerless deer must be
harvested before hunting a second antlered deer.
Dates: (No Sunday Hunting
Antlered or Antlerless: Monday, November 25
through Saturday, November 30; and Monday, December 2 through
Saturday, December 7.
Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26 Thursday, December 19 through Saturday, December 21Saturday, December 28; and Monday, December 30
through Tuesday, December 31
Special Youth hunts on Saturday, October 19; and
Thursday, December 26 through Friday, December 27.
2013 DEER MUZZLELOADER
SEASON BAG LIMITS AND DATES AT NORTH RIVER RETREAT
Antlered or Antlerless Deer: 1
per day, 2 per license year
Monday, December 9 through Saturday,
NOTE: A 6% West Virginia sales tax is added to all charges.
Day 1: Arrive mid-morning for
sighting-in and/or afternoon hunt. Note: Clients booked for opening day
(Monday) arrive on Sunday, a non-hunting day.
Day 2: Hunt all day
Day 3: Hunt all day. Depart
after afternoon hunt.
All meals and lodging included,
except supper on last day.
*Age 17 or
younger when accompanied by an adult
Day Hunts (Light Breakfast and
Adult: $ 250/day
Youth*: $200/day *Age 17 or
younger when accompanied by an adult
Killing a buck less than 6 points:
$50* (*This does not apply to hunters who have never killed a deer or to
"button bucks" - yearling bucks with antlers less than
Deer gutting charge: $30/deer.
Gutting and skinning: $45/deer
Saturday, July 20, 2013 and continuing through the remainder of the year,
reservations for all open dates during the firearms and muzzleloader
seasons will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
high demand during the opening week in November, please
provide a second choice for your hunt dates, if possible.
may be made by contacting John Gavitt via phone (540-539-9873) or e-mail
(email@example.com). A $100
deposit is required from each guest making a reservation. All
deposits are fully refundable if cancellation takes place at least 30
days prior to the hunt date. Deposits will be refunded immediately if a
hunt is canceled by North River Retreat due to unforeseen circumstances.
reservation is made, we will submit an invoice to each guest
for payment of the $100 deposit, which must be
completed within seven days. Payment can be made by check or
on-line through Intuit PaymentNetwork. Further instructions will be
sent out with the invoice.
BOWHUNTING LEASES AT NORTH RIVER RETREAT DURING 2013
We are leasing the NRR property to bow hunters on a weekly basis during the 2013 season. In order to plan your hunt, please take time to review the
There will be a total of seven weekly lease periods, each
of which runs from Monday - Saturday. We provide a barbecue lunch on the
Sunday prior to each lease period, when hunters will register and sign
Leases will begin on Monday, September 30
and continue through Saturday, November
16. Hunters are welcome to scout the property prior to their
designated week, provided another group is not hunting at that time.
Lease weeks (Monday through Saturday) are as follows:
September 30 - October 5
October 7 - 12
October 14 - 19
October 21 - 26
October 28 - November 2
November 4 - 9
November 11 - 16
To ensure for a quality hunting experience, the entire property
will be leased to only one group of up to 5 hunters each week. Each group
will have full access to 27 tree stands, several wildlife food
plots, trout fishing, and a campground by the North
River. Hunters are welcome to bring their own portable stands. Safety harnesses are
required when hunting from tree stands.
The weekly rate is $700 per group. Daily rates are also available
at $150/day, but weekly leases take priority. Requests to
accommodate more than five hunters in a group are subject to approval by
NRR, at a rate of $100 per week for each additional hunter. A 6% WV sales tax
is added to all charges.
We will begin taking reservations on Saturday, July 20.
Reservations can be made by contacting Owner/Manager John Gavitt by phone
(540-539-9873) or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please don't hesitate to contact John if you have any questions or
need additional information.
A $250 deposit is required to guarantee a particular
week. Once a reservation is made, we will send an invoice to the
group representative for payment of the appropriate deposit. Payment
must be completed within seven days in order to guarantee the reservation.
All deposits are fully refundable if cancellation by the group
takes place at least 30 days prior to the hunt date. Deposits will be
refunded immediately if a hunt is canceled by North River Retreat due to
Deposit payments can be made by check or via the Intuit
Payment Network. Further instructions will be provided once the reservation
has been made.