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
2015 - 2016 Hunt
DatesMonday, November 16, 2015Friday, November 20, 2015Monday, December 7,
2015Bonus Hunt: Friday, January 22, 2016 Scout DaySunday, November 1,
2015; 9 am - 5 pm
Hunt Application: Click Here- Hunt Applications must be postmarked no later
than Saturday, September 19, 2015- $10 fee per application, $5 application
fee with a valid federal Senior or Access Pass- Application fees are
Selection Notices will be mailed on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
Information- Click Here for 2015
Mason Neck Hunt Information regarding firearm qualifications, permit swaps,
alternates, standbys, bag limits, rules, and
more.- Mason Neck Hunt Area Map
Firearm and Ammunition
Qualifications- Qualification cards are mailed to
hunters on September 30 within lottery notices- Hunters must present a
qualification card to range instructors for validation- Ranges DO NOT have qualification cards- Contact
refuge headquarters for replacement qualification cards, 703-490-4979-
Coming Soon: 2015 Firearm qualification range
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 24, 2015
Gunston Elementary School
10100 Gunston Road Lorton, VA 220792) View the 2015 Mason
Neck Deer Hunt Orientation on-line, complete a 25 question test, and have your
answers verified by staff.
Orientation video and test will be
posted here on October 1, 2015.
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In the early 1960’s a developer sought out land on Mason Neck to build a planned community and airport. Elizabeth van Laer Speer Hartwell, a local resident, who valued the pristine nature of the peninsula, organized an effort to stop this development. She recognized the potential of the Mason Neck peninsula as a safe haven for the endangered bald eagles along the Potomac River.