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Hunt Closures

October 26-28, 2015Hunt Closure HOMEPAGE

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge will be CLOSED from October 26-28 for the annual deer management and feral hog hunt. All visitation to the refuge will be prohibited on these dates, including through traffic to False Cape State Park. The refuge will reopen on October 29th at sunrise.  

Back Bay NWR and False Cape State Park partner to provide a hunting opportunity every October to the general public. This hunt controls the deer population on the refuge, keeping the herd at a healthy number of individuals. In addition feral hogs may be taken during this hunt period.

Refuge Closes for Annual Hunt


All hunters are selected via a lottery system run through, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Standby hunters are also given the opportunity to participate in the hunt. Please see the hunt page of the this website for more information.

There will be no entrance into Back Bay NWR or False Cape State Park (except by registered and standby hunters) during this period.

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Last Updated: Sep 06, 2015
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