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2013 White-Tailed Deer Hunt

Two Deer

Rappahannock River Valley NWR is proud to offer White-tailed deer hunt permits to hunters selected through the Virginia Quota Hunt Lottery

Hunt Dates 

Hunters may apply for any of the Seasons (archery) and/or days (firearms)

Archery: Season I – 10/5/13-10/18/13 and Season II – 10/19/13 – 11/1/13 excluding Sundays 

Muzzleloader: November 2, 8, and 9

Shotgun: November 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, and 30


Hunt Tract Locations 

Applicants may apply to hunt on the following refuge tracts, please click the links for tract hunt maps (Tayloe, Wilna, and Wright are the only maps currently available, the rest should be posted shortly)

Franklin (archery only) 

Hutchinson (archery only) 

Hutchinson (firearms only) 

Laurel Grove (archery and firearms) 

Mothershead (archery only) 

Port Royal (archery only) 

Tayloe (archery and firearms) 

Thomas (archery only) 

Toby’s Point (archery and firearms) 

Wilna (firearms only) 

Wright (archery and firearms) 

  Directions to hunt tracts  


Hunt Permit Fees 

The following fees are charged to successful quota hunt lottery participant (in addition to the $7.50 Quota Hunt Lottery application fee)

Archery: $25.00 per season 

Muzzleloader: $10.00 per day

Shotgun: $10.00 per day

If you were selected to bring a hunt companion, there will be an additional charge of $25.00 per archery season and/or $10.00 per firearms hunt day for the guests permit. 

Refuge Regulations 

All permitted hunters are subject to the refuge’s permit conditions.  Conditions are printed on each hunt permit.  Each permit must be signed by the hunter and kept on their person during the hunt.

2013 Rappahannock River Valley NWR Hunt Permit Conditions 


How to Apply for the Virginia Quota Hunt Lottery 

Hunters may apply by mail, telephone, or online at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VA DGIF) Website.  For more information about all Virginia Quota Hunts and general information about VA DGIF, please visit  To participate in the lottery hunters must apply pre-season and submit a non-refundable application fee of $7.50.

To apply by mail: Obtain and fill out the application.  Applications can be obtained from the 2013-2014 VA DGIF Hunter Digest or by downloading and printing from the VA DGIF website (  Mail application to Virginia Quota Hunts, c/o Cyberdata, Inc., PO Box 9009, Hicksville, New York 11802.

To apply by telephone: Call 1-877-VAHUNTS (1-877-824-8687) between the hours of 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday.  Have your credit card number and hunt selections available at the time of your call.  In addition, have a pen and paper available to write down and save your confirmation number for future reference.

To apply online: Go to  Online applicants should keep their confirmation number for future reference.

Note to those applying for Rappahannock River Valley NWR Hunts: Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2013 and ending August 16, 2013.  You must indicate on your application if you would like to bring a hunt companion.

Walk-in Registrations for Unfilled Hunt Permits  

Hunt permits not filled through the lottery are available for purchase through a walk-in hunter registration.  Hunters may apply for permits by appearing in person at the refuge’s  administrative office  during the dates and  times listed below.  Rappahannock River Valley NWRs administrative office is located at 336 Wilna Road, Warsaw, Virginia 22572 (in Richmond County).

  • Archery walk-in registrations are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00AM to 3:00 PM beginning October 1, 2013 and ending October 31, 2013.
  • Muzzleloader walk-in registrations are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00AM to 3:00 PM beginning October 22, 2013 and ending November 7, 2013.
  • Shotgun walk-in registrations are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00AM to 3:00 PM beginning October 22, 2013 and ending November 26, 2013.
Scouting on the refuge 

Scouting is permitted during the following dates and times listed below.  Please notify the refuge at least one business day in advance of requested scout day(s).  You may make your reservation to scout by calling the office at 804-333-1470 Ext. 1 or via email at  Please include your name, the unit(s) and date(s) you would like to scout, how many people will be in your party, a description of the vehicle that will be drive to the unit(s), and your best contact number. 

Saturday August 10:  8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Friday September 20: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM

Saturday September 21: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM

Sunday September 22: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM

Sunday October 6: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday October 13: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday October 20: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday October 27: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday November 3: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
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Last Updated: Aug 07, 2013
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