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Hunting

Hunting 512Hunting is one of the priority recreational uses on National Wildlife Refuges and compatible with the mission of this refuge. Hunters help maintain wildlife populations that can potentially destroy habitat important to many other wildlife species. While enjoying this traditional, recreational activity, hunters help manage these lands for the benefit of wildlife and you.

The refuge provides opportunity to hunt for white-tailed deer (archery only), feral hogs, and wild turkey through a web-based lottery permit system. Hunting for small game including squirrel and rabbit as well as hunting for doves is also available.

 Refuge Hunting and Fishing Regulations 

2014 Archery Deer Hunt Application Period May 1 - June 13, 2014. Visit www.hagermanpermits.com 

 Please access annual refuge hunting information and regulations at the following links:

      2014 Hagerman Archery Deer Hunt 

      2014 Hagerman Feral Hog Hunt 

      2014 Hagerman Wild Turkey Hunt 

        

Hunts for 2014 

Feral Hog Hunt 

March 7-9 & March 21-23 

170 total permits available 

Multiple Refuge Hunt Units will be open and hunters will be assigned to a specific unit during the drawing process.  Shotguns, bow and arrow, and muzzleloaders allowed.   Only lead free, non-toxic (steel, bismuth, copper or tungsten) 00 buck shot may be used.  All hunters must be in compliance with State of Texas hunter education requirements. In addition, those who will be using archery equipment must have proof of completion of a bow hunter safety course. Depending on demand, one or more units may be designated as a bow hunting only unit. 

Wild Turkey Hunt 

April 18-20 & April 25-27 

24 total permits available 

Multiple Refuge Hunt Units will be open and hunters will be assigned to a specific unit during the drawing process.  Shotguns and bow and arrow allowed.   Only lead free, non-toxic (steel, bismuth, copper or tungsten) #4 shot or smaller may be used and possessed while hunting turkey on the Refuge.  All hunters must be in compliance with State of Texas hunter education requirements. In addition, those who will be using archery equipment must have proof of completion of a bow hunter safety course. Depending on demand, one or more units may be designated as a bow hunting only unit. 

 

Hunters will be able to apply on-line for the feral hog hunt beginning November 1, 2013 and the wild turkey hunt on December 2, 2013.  All hunters will have approximately 30 days to apply, and selected hunters will be notified within a few days of the drawing. The permit website can be found beginning November 1 at www.hagermanpermits.com.  Hunters will complete the application process on-line and submit the required fee (credit cards accepted).  A non-refundable $10.00 application fee per person will be required and entries are limited to one per person.  Hunters unable to apply on-line may pick up a paper application form at the Refuge Headquarters, or print one from the hunt permit website.  Any paper forms must be sent to Hagerman NWR, c/o Kinsail Corporation, P.O. Box 1092, McLean, VA 22101, by the deadline.  All checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks must be made out to Kinsail Corporation.  

  

Link to the hunt permit application at www.hagermanpermits.com
Be aware there are additional license and permits required by the State of Texas. 

Refuge-specific Hunting Regulations can be found here.

     2013-14 Hagerman Upland Game Hunt  

A free, self-issuing permit is required for upland game hunting and available at the Visitor Center

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: Feb 20, 2014
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