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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 Coordinator
Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
5003 Hallett Circle
Cape 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.


Archery -

Scouting: October 14 – 20, 2013, open 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM 


Hunt Dates: October 21-November 2, 2013, excluding Sunday, October 29, 2013


Check Station Hours:

October 21 – November 2, from 5:10 AM until 8:30 PM. Daily lottery at 5:20 AM

Shotgun -

Scouting: December 6 and 8, 2013, open 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Hunt Dates: December 7 –14, 2013, excluding Sunday, December 8, 2013

Check Station Hours:
December 7– 14, from 5:00 AM until 6:30 PM. Daily lottery at 5:10 AM.





Last Updated: Aug 15, 2013
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