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2014 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

Important Changes to the 2014 Refuge Hunt Season

Please note these important changes:


  • The hunt area for muzzleloader and shotgun hunting at Hutchinson has changed (please see Hutchinson hunt map below)
  • The walk in registration process has changed (please Walk-in Registrations for Unfilled Hunt Permits section below)


Hunt Dates

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

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


Hunt Tract Locations

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 

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.

2014 Rappahannock River Valley NWR Hunt Permit Conditions 


Registration for 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 County).

  • Archery: September 30, October 1, 7, 14 - walk in registration only 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Archery: October 2, 9, and 16 - telephone registration only 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  804-333-1470  Ext. 118
  • Firearms: October 21, 22, 28, November 4, 12, 18, 25 - walk-in registration only 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Firearms: October 23, 30, November 6, 13 - telephone registration only 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  804-333-1470  Ext. 118

*For telephone registrations, please note that permits will not be mailed until payment is received.  Please plan accordingly.

Application for Hunt Permits


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. 118 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 9:  8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Friday September 19: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM

Saturday September 20: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM 

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

Sunday October 5: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday October 12: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday October 19: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday October 26: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday November 2: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Contact Us
If you have additional questions, please contact us at 804-333-1470  Ext. 118.  Leave a message and our volunteer hunt administrator will respond to your call.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2014
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