Town of Southampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[Amended 11-19-2018]
The waters of the following areas have been deemed wildfowl sanctuaries, refuges, and resting areas for all wildfowl. No person shall disturb, hunt, shoot, or otherwise take any wildfowl, whatsoever, within the herein-described boundaries of the following areas:
A. 
Morris B, Phillips Wildfowl Refuge. All that portion of Quantuck Creek lying north of Montauk Highway and extending to the Old Country Road, generally known as the "Morris B. Phillips Wildfowl Refuge," shall be, and they hereby are set aside, and reserved until further notice, for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area. No person shall hunt, shoot, or otherwise take any wildfowl, whatsoever, within the herein-described boundaries of said refuge.
B. 
Elizabeth Alexandra Morton National Wildlife Refuge.
(1) 
All the waters within or substantially enclosed within the area formerly known as "Jessup's Neck" and now known as the "Elizabeth Alexandra Morton National Wildlife Refuge," shall be and they hereby are set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area, the area of such refuge being more particularly described as follows:
(a) 
All the waters of Noyack Creek at the south end of said refuge, north of a straight line commencing at the west end of the junction of the easterly side of the connecting sand pit with the mainland, and running in a northeasterly direction to the southerlymost tip of the easterly section of said refuge; and the waters of the landlocked pond, located in the center of the neck, approximately 3/4 mile south of the extreme northerly tip of said refuge.
(2) 
Authority for enforcement of the above regulations pertaining to the Elizabeth Alexandra Morton National Wildlife Refuge is hereby vested in the duly authorized representatives of the Federal Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service.
C. 
Weesuck Creek and Little Weesuck Creek. All those portions of Weesuck Creek and of Little Weesuck Creek lying north and west of a straight line extending on a northeasterly course from the southeast terminus of the Town dock at Bay Avenue, East Quogue, to the point of land on the property formerly of Zoe De Ropp (to be identified by a sign placed by the Trustees) shall be and they hereby are set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
D. 
Canoe Place Creek. All those portions of Canoe Place Creek lying north of a straight line extending northeasterly from the easterly terminus (dead end) of a southerly side of Bay Drive in Hampton Bays to the southerly terminus of Crab Road, Hampton Bays, shall be and they hereby are set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
E. 
Lake Nowedonah. All that portion of Lake Nowedonah at Water Mill, New York, bounded on the south by Head of the Pond Road, on the east by lands now or formerly of L. Borkoski, on the north by other waters of Lake Nowedonah, and comprising 12+ acres and now known as "Nowedonah Sanctuary," shall be and hereby are set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
F. 
Mill Pond Shores. All property at Mill Pond Shores, Water Mill, New York, consisting of 5.2 acres bounded on the southeast by lands of the Long Island Rail Road, on the north by Lots 2 through 6 on Subdivision Map of Mill Pond Estates, on the north by Mill Pond Lane, shall be and they hereby are set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
G. 
Sag Harbor Cove, Upper and Lower Sag Harbor Coves, Staff Payne's Creek and Liqonee Brook. All the waters of Sag Harbor Cove, Upper Sag Harbor Cove, Lower Sag Harbor Cove, Staff Payne's Creek, and the mouth of Ligonee Brook shall be and they hereby are set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
H. 
West Quantuck Creek. All the waters of West Quantuck Creek, more specifically identified as that creek which enters Quantuck Creek on its westerly side approximately 500 feet from Montauk Highway shall be and they hereby are set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
I. 
Moriches Bay and Beaverdam Creek. The waters of that portion of Moriches Bay and Beaverdam Creek extending from a line measured 500 feet south of the Baycrest Avenue newly constructed launching ramp extending northerly from shore to shore into Beaverdam Creek to South Road.
J. 
Lake Missapogue. All the waters of Lake Missapogue (also known as Big Fresh Pond) are hereby set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
K. 
Taylor Creek. No hunting shall be allowed at the north end of Taylor Creek off Shinnecock Bay in Southampton Village. The no-hunting sanctuary at the northern end of Taylor Creek is to be bounded on the north by Boysen Street, at the south bounded on the east by the point which forms the southerly boundary or property known as SCTM#473605-012-003-005, address known as 549 Halsey Neck Lane, in the Village of Southampton, and to be bounded at the southwest by the southerly boundary known as SCTM#473605-012-003-05, address known as 500 Captains Neck Lane, in the Village of Southampton.
L. 
Wildwood Lake. All the waters of Wildwood Lake are hereby set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
M. 
Shinnecock Bay between Southern Portion of Ponguogue Bridge and Road K. All those waters located between the Ponquogue Bridge and Road K, more specifically extending approximately 1,115 feet in a northwesterly direction from the northerly side of Dune Road running along the westerly side of the Ponguogue Bridge and then extending from that point approximately 2,300 feet in a southwesterly direction to the northerly end of Road K, are hereby set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
N. 
Little Fresh Pond. All the waters of Little Fresh Pond in North Sea are hereby set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
O. 
Fairfield Pond. All the waters of Fairfield Pond in Sagaponack are hereby set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
P. 
Fish Cove. All the waters of Fish Cove are hereby set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
Q. 
Island Creek, southeastern Portion. All the waters of the southeastern portion of Island Creek beginning approximately 240 feet south of Waterfowl Hunting Location No. 223 (WN09) and extending to a point located approximately 100 feet east of Waterfowl Hunting Location No. 278 are hereby set aside and reserved until further notice for a wildfowl sanctuary and rest area.
No person shall cause any disturbance to the wildlife, habitat, nests or eggs within a designated nesting area as recognized by the Board of Trustees.
Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to apply to the taking of fish, eels, shellfish or other products of the waters by authorized persons.