NEWBURYPORT, MA — Those interested in applying for a 2019 Drive-On Surf Fishing Permit at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge may do so July 1–31 (inclusive). To enter the lottery, send an email note to and write “2019 Drive-On Surf Fishing Lottery” on the subject line. The note must include the following information:

• Your name, address, telephone number, and email address (if applicable);

• Your Massachusetts saltwater fishing license number (or license number from a state with reciprocity – e.g., Rhode Island, Connecticut, or New Hampshire); and

• License plate number and description of the four wheel vehicle that will be listed on the permit (e.g., make, model, year, and color)

If you do not have access to email, please type or neatly print the same information on a card and mail to, or drop off at, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA, 01950. Please write “Attn: Drive-On Surf Fishing Lottery” on the envelope. Business hours at refuge headquarters are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Complete lottery applications (either email or card), must be received at refuge headquarters no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wed., July 31. Permits will be awarded by lottery selection. Selectees will be notified by email or phone by August 10.

For further details about the permit lottery, please stop by refuge headquarters, the refuge entrance station (on Plum Island), or visit



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