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Deer Hunting


Mason Neck Deer Management Hunt

Purpose: To maintain the deer herd at a healthy level compatible with planned habitat goals and objectives while minimizing impacts to wildlife and visitors.

Administration: Managed in partnership by Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Mason Neck State Park

2014 Mason Neck Deer Hunt Dates 

Thursday November 20, 2014
Friday November 21, 2014
Friday December 12, 2014
Scout Date: November 2, 2014, 9 am - 5 pm 

Hunt Applications

- The 2014 application period has closed.
- Hunt applications must be postmarked no later than Saturday September 20, 2014
- $10 fee per application, $5 application fee with a valid Senior and Access Pass
- Application fees are non-refundable


Selection Notices will be mailed on Wednesday October 1, 2014

Hunt Information

- Click Here for 2014 Mason Neck Hunt Information regarding firearm qualifications, permit swaps, alternates, standbys, bag limits, rules and more.
2014 Mason Neck Hunt Area Map

Firearm and Ammunition Qualification

- Qualification cards are mailed to hunters on October 1 within their lottery selection notice.
- Hunters must present qualification card to range instructor for validation. 
- Ranges DO NOT have qualification cards.
- Contact refuge headquarters for replacement qualification cards, 703-490-4979
- Click here for firearm qualification range locations

Orientation Requirements

Selected applicants must attend an orientation session. Staff provides two options to complete the hunt orientation requirement. 
(1) Attend an orientation session in person on October 18, 2014 at:

Gunston Elementary School
10100 Gunston Road
Lorton, VA 22079
8:00 am - Occoquan Bay Hunt Orientation
9:30 am - Mason Neck Hunt Orientation
11:00 am - Standby, Swaps, Extra Permit Sales

(2) View the Mason Neck Hunt Orientation On-line, complete a 25 question test, and have your answered verified by staff

On-line Orientation Program:
View the 2014 Mason Neck Deer Hunt Management Orientation 

Click here for Mason Neck Orientation Test Questions and Test Answer Sheet        

On-line Orientation Test Verification and Permit Purchase:
Staff is available to verify on-line hunt orientation test answers and issue permits at specified dates, and locations, no appointment necessary.


Headquarters Office                  Occoquan Bay Refuge Visitor Contact Station
12638 Darby Brook Ct.              13950 Dawson Beach Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22192              Woodbridge, VA 22191 

Date Day Time Location
Oct. 6 Monday 10am -3pm  Headquarters Office

Oct. 7

Tuesday 10am - 3pm  Headquarters Office
Oct. 8 Wednesday 2pm - 7pm  Headquarters Office
Oct. 9 Thursday 10am - 3pm  Headquarters Office
Oct. 11 Saturday 1pm - 4pm Visitor Contact Station
Oct. 14 Tuesday 10am - 3pm  Headquarters Office
Oct. 15 Wednesday 10am - 3pm  Headquarters Office
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2014
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