River Valley NWR is proud to offer White-tailed deer hunt permits to hunters
selected through the Virginia Quota Hunt Lottery
Hunters may apply for any of the Seasons (archery) and/or
Archery: Season I – 10/4/14-10/17/14 and Season II –
10/17/14 – 10/31/14 excluding Sundays
Muzzleloader: November 1, 7, and 8
Shotgun: November 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, and 29
Applicants may apply to hunt on the following refuge
tracts, please click the links for tract hunt maps.
Franklin (archery only)
Hutchinson (archery and firearms)
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
The following fees are charged to successful quota hunt
lottery participant (in addition to the $7.50 Quota Hunt Lottery application
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.
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.
2014 Rappahannock River Valley NWR Hunt Permit Conditions
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 http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/. To participate in the lottery hunters must
apply pre-season and submit a non-refundable application fee of $7.50.
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 (http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/quotahunts/). Mail application to Virginia Quota Hunts, c/o
Cyberdata, Inc., PO Box 9009, Hicksville, New York 11802.
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
apply online: Go to http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/quotahunts/. Online applicants should keep their
confirmation number for future reference.
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.
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 or calling in during the specific dates and times listed below. Rappahannock River Valley NWRs administrative
office is located at 336 Wilna Road, Warsaw, Virginia 22572 (in Richmond
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 Rappahannock@fws.gov. 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
Saturday August 9:
8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Friday September 19: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
20: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday September 21: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
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Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is proud to have nesting and roosting bald eagles. Bald eagles prefer mature canopy trees that overlook the many creeks in the area and the tidal portions of the Rappahannock River. The river is a popular spot for wintering bald eagles, with the highest concentrations found on Cat Point Creek. Your chances of spotting an eagle while visiting the refuge are fairly good, so come take a look!