General Hunt Information (see the hunt brochure for additional information)Refuge Permits – Refuge hunters must possess a Refuge permit and all applicable state licenses to hunt deer in Virginia. The permit fee is $30.00 and covers both the archery and shotgun hunts. Permit fees are non-refundable. Permits may be purchased (cash, check, or money order only: no credit/debit cards):1. At the Refuge Headquarters, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, after September 15, 2013, or,2. By sending the hunter’s name, address, and a check or money order payable to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (do not mail cash), after September 15, 2013, to: Hunt CoordinatorEastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge 5003 Hallett CircleCape Charles, VA 23310 You do not need a hunt permit to participate in the daily hunt lottery. Permits can be purchased at the check station after the lottery. Daily Lottery – A lottery will be conducted to select 22 hunters each day to hunt the 5 hunt zones. Hunters will select their zone in the order they are drawn in the lottery. The size of the zone determines the number of hunters (2-6) per zone. Orientation – All hunters must participate in an orientation session conducted at the check station prior to the day’s hunt. Daily bag limit – Two white-tailed deer of either sex may be harvested per day. Additional antlerless deer may be taken using Virginia Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) tags, available at the check station.
Scouting: October 14 – 20, 2013, open 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
October 21 – November 2, from 5:10 AM until 8:30 PM. Daily lottery at 5:20 AM
Scouting: December 6 and 8, 2013, open 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Check Station Hours: December 7– 14, from 5:00 AM until 6:30 PM. Daily lottery at 5:10 AM.
Follow Us Online
The southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula is an important migratory bird stopover location along the Atlantic coast. This narrowing peninsula created by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean causes a funneling effect on the birds as they fly south. Our current bird list of 406 species, found in and around the refuge, is a great resource for planning your bird watching visit.