Additional On-line Orientation Test Verification and Permit Purchase Dates Listed Below
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Deer Management HuntPurpose: To maintain the deer herd at a healthy level compatible with planned habitat goals and objectives while minimizing impacts to wildlife and visitors.2013 Occoquan Bay NWR Deer Hunt Dates- Monday December 9, 2013- Wednesday December 11, 2013- Scout Date: ** No Scouting for the Occoquan Bay Hunt**- Late Season Antlerless Hunt: If staff determines the hunt has yet to reach desired management goals, an additional hunt day for STANDBY hunters only may be added. Hunters unable to obtain a hunt permit for the first two hunt days may call for a spot on a list to possibly hunt on January 9, 2014. Staff will accept calls for the additional hunt day on January 3 at 8:00am at 703-490-4979 ext. 15.Hunt Applications- Hunt Applications must be postmarked no later than September 20, 2013. - An application fee is required: - $10 per application or $5 per application with a valid Senior or Access Pass Lottery- The hunt lottery is tentatively scheduled for September 27, 2013.- Lottery selection notices will be mailed on October 2, 2013.Hunt Information- Click here for hunt information regarding firearm qualifications, permits swaps, standbys, bag limits, rules, and more.- Occoquan Bay NWR Hunt Stand Map - Firearm qualification range locations. Remember to bring the certification card provided with your hunt lottery notice to the range.Orientation Requirements - Selected applicants must attend an orientation session in person on October 26, 2013 or complete an on-line orientation and test to learn hunt requirements and safety measures. - In-person hunt orientation location: Gunston Elementary 10100 Gunston Road Lorton, VA 22079-In-person hunt orientation times: 8:00 am - Occoquan Bay NWR 10:00 am - Occoquan Bay NWR 12:00 pm - Permit Swaps followed by Extra Permit Sales- If selected to hunt, information concerning in-person and on-line orientations will be provided on the lottery selection notice.
On-line Orientation and Test-2013 On-line Occoquan Bay NWR Hunt Orientation Video-Occoquan Bay NWR Orientation Overview Test-Hunt Verification Answer SheetOn-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. Locations: Headquarters Office Occoquan Bay Refuge Visitor Contact Station 12638 Darby Brooke Ct. 13950 Dawson Beach Road Woodbridge, Va 22192 Woodbridge, VA 22191
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Ospreys are one of the most common bird species seen at Occoquan Bay NWR during spring and summer. They return in early March to re-form pair bonds and establish breeding territories. Breeding pairs can be observed nesting on platforms located throughout the refuge.