Winter trip to see what waterfowl were around the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. We went on this trip much later than we have in the past – mid-January versus our usual mid-December trip.
We found information online (on the Fish & Wildlife website) that the main road would be closed until 1 pm, pretty much every winter Saturday and Sunday, for waterfowl hunts. This was news to me! So we left a little later than normally and arrived at the refuge around 12:30 pm. It was still a 3.5 hour drive from North Topsail Island – a tedious drive but worth it, and one I definitely wanted to do since we did not get to go last winter.