Deer Hunting at Eastern Neck

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The refuge offers archery, muzzleloader, and shotgun hunts as well as special disabled and youth opportunities for white-tailed deer.


As of August 1, 2019, Eastern Neck NWR has transitioned to an online hunt application system administered by You will no longer receive a hunt packet by mail. Please create an account on to apply for all refuge hunt permits. Beginning August 1, hunters apply directly on the web site or by calling the customer service number: 877-444-6777. All hunts are first-come, first-served. Hunters are required to have a printed and signed permit in hand while hunting or scouting on the refuge. We appreciate your patience as we transition to this new system.

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Hunting at Eastern Neck is on a first-come, first-served basis.  There is no standby.

The following 2019-2020 Deer Hunt information is now available:

Eastern Neck Deer Hunt Regulations 2019-20 (PDF file)

Eastern Neck 2019-20 Deer Hunt Dates & Fees (PDF file)

Eastern Neck Deer Hunt Map (JPEG file)

If you have any questions, you can email us at, or call Blackwater NWR at 410-228-2677. Please indicate that you wish to speak to someone about the Eastern Neck hunt.