Hunting & Fishing
Recreational fishing is available by boat in the Currituck Sound and fishing from the shore is available in the ocean. A North Carolina fishing license is required.
Hunting on the Currituck National Wildlife Refgue is by permit only!
See below for specifics on how to apply.
Currituck National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Map.
Currituck National Wildlife Refuge is located in the northern region of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The 4,392-acre refuge is managed by the staff of Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge office is located 1 mile from the VA/NC state-line off highway 615 near Knotts Island, NC.
Currituck National Wildlife Refuge is open to waterfowl and big game hunting by permit only.
Permit applications can be mailed to Currituck National Wildlife Refuge, PO Box 39, Knotts Island, NC 27950.
Please visit the following pages for more information on hunting activities:
General Hunting Regulations
Waterfowl Hunting Regulations
Waterfowl Hunting Permit Application
Big Game Hunting Regulations
Big Game Hunting Permit Application