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Is it legal to hunt or shoot on the spoil islands in the Cape Fear River?

Ken Little
Spoil island

An egret lifts off from a spoil island in the Cape Fear River. (StarNews file photo)

A hunter first must get permission from the owner of the property, said Henry Heusinkveld, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Once they receive permission from the owner, they’ll need to contact the Wilmington District of the Corps of Engineers.

“Our organization will then issue in writing a consent to agreement,” Heusinkveld said.

Eagle Island is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is off limits, Heusinkveld said.

“The Corps of Engineers stresses the importance of safety to all hunters wherever they plan to hunt,” he said.

To contact the Corps Wilmington District, call (910) 251-4000.

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