Waterfowl hunting has been a part of island life since the arrival of the first settlers. Of course, hunting is a fall and winter activity. But even in the warmer months you can see evidence of hunting if you look closely. These decoys hang on a fence on Howard Street.
Only waterfowl hunting is permitted within Cape Hatteras National Seashore...and only those species which are in season may be taken. For more information please click here: http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/waterfowlhunting_2013b.htm.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of traveling to the island on Frazier Peele's ferry in 1951. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042114.htm.