EPCAL hunting lottery scheduled for next week

12/11/2013 4:00 PM |
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | The Riverhead Town Board is considering allowing deer hunting at EPCAL

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | The Riverhead Town Board is considering allowing deer hunting at EPCAL

A lottery for Riverhead residents and landowners to hunt on town-owned land in Calverton will be held next Monday in town hall.

The annual hunt during the special firearms season, for shotgun and muzzleloaders, is open from Jan. 6 through Jan. 31, on weekdays. Riverhead officials started opening up lands at Enterprise Park at Calverton a few years ago to thin the herd, though this season, three-day slots that hunters had been given last year will be reduced to two-day openings.

The lottery will take place at 7 p.m. in town hall. Applicants must be in attendance in order to participate, and proper ID and hunting license must be presented at the time of the lottery.

For more information, interested hunters can contact Councilman George Gabrielsen at 727-3200, ext. 223.