Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region

Hunting Opportunities

The most popular recreational activities on the Refuge are hunting and fishing. Hunting is allowed on most of the Refuge during State seasons and in accordance with Refuge regulations and State regulations. A permit is required to hunt on the Refuge. While white-tail deer is the main species hunted, a variety of small game are also hunted such as squirrels, rabbits, quail, and mourning doves.

Maps and refuge information are available from a variety of locations on the refuge. From September through March, a hunt leaflet with Refuge map and hunting permit is also available at these locations on the refuge or by contacting the refuge office.

Visit the NC Wildlife Resources Commission site for current seasons, bag limits, and other hunting information.

Men with Dead Deer
White-tailed deer are the most commonly hunted game.


A deer this size is certainly on the upper end of the scale of refuge deer! Alligator River is not prime deer habitat. However, many deer hunters enjoy hunting on the refuge.

Last Updated: <5/2/13