Waterfowl Hunting

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Blackwater NWR provides waterfowl hunting opportunities at several designated hunt sites on the refuge. Waterfowl hunting is permitted on dates specified by the Refuge during the State waterfowl season. All sites are accessible by boat only.

 *Federal Duck Stamp Reminder for Waterfowl Hunters*  

NOTE: Hunters must now register for waterfowl hunt units at the Recreation.gov website. Hunters will need to create an account on the website, and search for "Blackwater Waterfowl Permits". Reservations can now be made earlier, beginning at 10:00 am on the Monday of the week prior to the week of the hunt, and up to 2 units a week can now be reserved. There is a $6.00 service fee for each reservation. Regulations, hunt dates, and reservation dates can be found below.


The link to the 2021-22 Waterfowl Hunt regulations and application instructions is posted below.



Waterfowl Hunt Access Photos 

Waterfowl Hunt Maps 

If you are interested in learning about duck stamps, visit our duck stamps page for more information.