Welcome to the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority (MP-PAA) public water access and recreational land reservation system. This site is intended to provide a new, innovative, mobile-friendly online recreational and facilities reservation and payment service for reserving hunting tracts, nature trails, public shoreline fishing, waterfowl hunting, crabbing, boat slips, and many other public outdoor recreational opportunities on MP-PAA lands. We hope you enjoy what the Middle Peninsula has to offer.
PAA properties are waterfront. For access to current Virginia tide information, visit USGS https://waterdata.usgs.gov/va/nwis/current/?type=tide&group_key=basin_cd
Captain Sinclair’s Recreational Area on Severn River, below Whittaker Creek: VDOT road occasionally floods. Any tide approaching 2.5 ft on the tide chart will put water on or over the road.
Hunting on Sundays: Sunday hunting is prohibited on public lands including PAA Lands, except for waterfowl, as outlined in DGIF regulations for migratory birds.
On March 5, 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law Hunting on Sundays. The new law allows hunting on Sundays under certain circumstances. A person may hunt waterfowl, subject to restrictions imposed by the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and a landowner and his immediate family or a person with written permission from the “landowner”1 may hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal, including nuisance species, on the landowner’s property. However, the aforementioned hunting activities cannot occur within 200 yards of a house of worship and prohibits the hunting of deer or bear with a gun, firearm, or other weapon with the aid or assistance of dogs on Sunday. All seasons, bag limits, and other laws and regulations also continue to apply.
1 “Landowner” refers to all private landowners (including persons and entities). Public lands are not included.
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Frequently asked questions and answers on the new law and Sunday hunting in Virginia
The 2014 General Assembly passed legislation that was signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe allowing hunting on Sundays in Virginia under certain circumstances. The law took effect July 1, 2014.
The new law allows Sunday hunting under the following circumstances:
Other than these exceptions and other allowances that had been made specifically by law in the past, it will continue to be unlawful to hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal, including any nuisance species, with a gun, firearm, or other weapon on Sundays. It will also continue to be unlawful to hunt or kill any deer or bear with a gun, firearm, or other weapon with the aid or assistance of dogs on Sundays.
Is Sunday hunting of waterfowl on private or public lands permissible except for those places within 200 yards of places of worship or for which geographical limitations are established by the Director?
Yes as long as no other prohibition precludes hunting waterfowl under the circumstances existing at the time hunting occurs.
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Please note that all transactions are final. There will be no refunds.