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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

2015 - 2016 Hunt Dates
Monday, November 16, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Bonus Hunt: Friday, January 22, 2016

Scout Day
Sunday, November 1, 2015;
9 am - 5 pm

Hunt Application:
- The 2015 application period has closed.
- 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 non-refundable

Lottery
- Selection Notices will be mailed on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Hunt 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
- Click here for a list of 2015 Firearm qualification range locations and standards.  

 

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 24, 2015 at:

Gunston Elementary School
10100 Gunston Road
Lorton, VA 22079

8:00 am - Occoquan Bay Hunt Program
9:30 am - Mason Neck Hunt Orientation
11:00 am - Standby, Swaps, and Extra Permit Sales


2) View the 2015 Mason Neck Deer Hunt Orientation video, complete a 25 question test, and have your answers verified by staff. Click the following links to begin:

Mason Neck 2015 Hunt Orientation Video 

 Mason Neck Hunt Orientation Test Questions

Test Answer Sheet

On-line Orientation Test Verification and Permit Purchase:

Permit Purchase Location:
Headquarters Office 
12638 Darby Brook Court
Woodbridge, VA 22192


Date

Day

Time

Location

Oct. 6

Tuesday

10am – 3pm

Headquarters Office

Oct. 7

Wednesday

10am – 3pm

Headquarters Office

Oct. 8

Thursday

10am – 3pm

Headquarters Office

Oct. 14

Wednesday

10am – 3pm

Headquarters Office

Oct. 15

Thursday

10am – 3pm

Headquarters Office

Oct. 20

Tuesday

10am – 3pm

Headquarters Office

Oct. 21

Wednesday

2pm – 6:30pm

Headquarters Office


 

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2015
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