Archery deer hunting is allowed on four areas of Bombay Hook. No advance reservations are required. Bombay Hook does not participate in the crossbow season; however, a crossbow can be used when appropriate as a lesser weapon during a firearm hunt or if a hunter has obtained a crossbow permit from the state.
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REGULAR AREA – The back part of the refuge, Finis and Bear Swamp Areas, is closed December 16 and 19, 2013 all day for shotgun. It is closed January 6 and 24, 2014 all day. It is closed on December 14, 2013 until 1:00 pm for the Young Waterfowlers Hunt.
HEADQUARTERS AREA – The front part of the refuge, Raymond and Shearness Areas, is closed December 18, 2013 all day for shotgun.