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Deer Hunting

Buck on Occoquan Bay NWR

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge 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.

2014 Occoquan Bay Deer Hunt Dates

Monday December 8, 2014
Wednesday December 10, 2014
Scout Date: ** No Scouthing 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 on Friday January 9, 2015. Staff will accept calls from hunters unable to obtain a hunt permoit for the first two hunts on Monday, January 5 at 8:00 am at 703-490-4979 x 2015. Twenty three stands will be filled on a first-call first served basis. 

Hunt Applications

- Click Here for the 2014 Occoquan Bay Hunt application form
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 Hunt Information regarding firearm qualifications, permit swaps, alternates, standbys, baglimits, rules and more.
- Coming in August - Updated Occoquan Bay NWR Hunt Stand Map 
- Coming in September- Approved 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.

Coming in October - On-line orientation program will be posted on this website along with test check dates, time, and locations


Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014
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