Northern Virginia residents have access to another recreational activity.
Four hunting blinds have been are available during waterfowl seasons at Widewater State Park in Stafford.
Widewater is the new sister park of Woodbridge-based Leesylvania State Park.
It costs $200 per week to rent the blinds, which were created by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, according to a release.
The 8-by-8 blinds are set up in Aquia Creek and the Potomac River and can be accessed by boat.
Waterfowl hunting has played an a role in the past, according to Widewater State Park District Resource Specialist Justin Vollmer.
“Waterfowl hunting on the Widewater peninsula has a longstanding history — the area was once referred to as a sportsman’s paradise. Widewater was frequented by multiple Presidents and the Capital’s affluent who came here to hunt these excellent waterfowl habitats,” Vollmer said in a release. “We hope the public who participate in this hunting opportunity enjoy their experience as they take part in a deeply rooted cultural and historic activity.”
Permit holders who are interested in using a blind can bring two hunting partners. The permit holder must be present at all times and guests who are hunting should have the required licenses.
Adults who possess a hunter education certificate must accompany children who are under the age of 16.
Hunters are expected to pass a hunter safety course, and proof of the certification must be presented on the hunting day.
For questions, contact Vollmer at 571-409-0030 or Park Manager Paul Anderson at 703-730-820.
Those interested in reserving a blind can call Virginia State Park Customer Service Center at 800-922-7275.
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