Princess Anne Wildlife Management Area

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Princess Anne Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Princess Anne Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Princess Anne Wildlife Management Area
Location within Virginia
Location Virginia Beach, Virginia
Coordinates 36°35′10″N 75°59′05″W / 36.5862°N 75.9846°W / 36.5862; -75.9846Coordinates: 36°35′10″N 75°59′05″W / 36.5862°N 75.9846°W / 36.5862; -75.9846[1]
Area 1,546 acres (6.26 km2)
Governing body Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Princess Anne Wildlife Management Area is a 1,546-acre (6.26 km2) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The area comprises four tracts; the Beasely, Trojan, and Whitehurst tracts are located on the western shore of Back Bay, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by False Cape, while the Pocahontas Tract, consisting of a number of marshy islands, is at the south end of the bay. A variety of natural communities may be found on all tracts, and water levels are manipulated to help promote the growth of food for waterfowl that migrate and overwinter in the area.[2]

Princess Anne WMA is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The area is open to the public for regulated hunting, with a focus on waterfowl hunting; a cooperative agreement also allows access to False Cape State Park for waterfowl and deer hunting. Fishing, hiking, horseback riding, boating, and primitive camping are also permitted within the area.[2] Access for persons 17 years of age or older requires a valid hunting or fishing permit, a current Virginia boat registration, or a WMA access permit.[3]

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  1. ^ "Princess Anne". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Princess Anne". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Access Permit". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 

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