What’s New for the 2014
White-tailed Deer Hunt?
Very Important, Please Read!
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: nocredit/debit
Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
5003 Hallett Circle
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.
*There will be NO
DMAP (Virginia Deer Management Assistance Program) tags used on the refuge this
NO SUNDAY HUNTING!
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.
Scouting: October 20–
26, 2014, open 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Hunt Dates: October 27– November
excluding Sunday November 2, 2014
November 1, from 5:20 AM until 8:30 PM.
Daily lottery at 5:30 AM
and November 3-November 8 from 4:20 AM until
7:30PM. Daily lottery at 4:30 AM.
DAILYLIGHT SAVINGS!Time change for 2nd
week of Archery.***
Scouting: December 5 and 7, 2014, open 8:00 AM until 4:00
Hunt Dates: December
6–13, 2014, excluding Sunday,
December 7, 2014.
December 6– 13, from 5:00
AM until 7:30 PM. Daily lottery at 5:10
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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.