White-tailed deer hunting is allowed by refuge permit only. Archery, muzzleloader, and shotgun seasons are offered annually.
Participants of the three week refuge archery season are selected by lottery. Hunters can apply for the hunt through Virginia’s Quota Hunt Lottery system www.HuntFishVA.com during the summer application period. Application costs are $7.50 and, if selected, a $50.00 season hunt permit fee is required.
Hunters wishing to participate in the two muzzleloader and four shotgun dates are selected on a first come, first served basis on the days of the hunts. These hunts are for stand hunting only and the use of dogs is prohibited. Registration occurs on-site at the Check Station. A one day permit costs $10.00.
Scout Dates: October 27 and 28
Muzzleloader Hunts: November 2 and 9
Shotgun Hunts: November 16, 23, 25 and December 7