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2017 Bow Hunting Season at Nags Head Woods Preserve

Hunters must attend orientation session and complete an application form

NAGS HEAD WOODS – The Nature Conservancy will allow bow hunting for white-tailed deer in the Nags Head Woods Preserve; the annual hunt is designed to manage the deer herd and ensure that it remains healthy.  The regular hunting season runs September 9, 2017  through January 1, 2018. Interested hunters must complete an application form which includes a $50 fee (to cover the cost of hunt administration and liability insurance) and attend an orientation session. All orientation sessions are held at Nags Head Woods Preserve, 701 West Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills.  Please call (252) 441-2525 extension 4 or 2 with any questions.

Hunter Orientation Sessions are scheduled for:

• Tuesday August 22nd, 8 a.m.

• Wednesday August 23rd, 5:30 p.m.

• Thursday August 24th, 5:30 p.m.

• Monday September 4th, 5:30 p.m.


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Offshore Oil Drilling: Where KDH Stands

At its recent meeting, the KDH Board of Commissioners reaffirmed its opposition to offshore oil drilling in North Carolina, with a letter to Governor Roy Cooper outlining the importance of maintaining the pristine coastline and coastal areas that are enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.  

For more information, we invite you to read the letter and supporting information

BEACH NOURISHMENT: The sand has finished pumping . . . What now?

Ken Willson, part of the engineering team overseeing the Town of Kill Devil Hills’ beach nourishment project, is a contributing author to an article: 

"Beach nourishment profile equilibration: What to expect after sand is placed on a beach."  

The article states, in part, that "The objective of this paper is to explain the process of profile equilibration in a non-technical way to inform coastal communities and increase public understanding of how beach nourishment works.” 

Why is some of the recently pumped sand disappearing?  


Once a beach nourishment project has been completed, the beach profile will adjust over time.  This adjustment process is called “profile equilibration” and typically occurs within 12 months following sand placement, depending on various conditions.  

Is the sand supposed to be doing this?

This article states “…profile equilibration…dramatically decreases the width of dry beach from the very wide beach observed immediately after nourishment.  This decrease in beach width (profile equilibration) is often misunderstood by some of the public as the failure of the beach nourishment project because they perceive “all the sand washed away.”  

So mother nature completes the second step in the beach nourishment process!


"... Beach nourishment projects are designed to take advantage of the natural process by including a volume of sand intended to be transported offshore."

Special thanks to Mr. Willson and the other contributing authors of this article: Gordon Thomson, Tiffany Rosters Briggs, Nicole Elko, and Jon Miller.

Better understand beach nourishment: we invite you to read the article:

"Beach nourishment profile equilibration: What to expect after sand is placed on a beach."  

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