Hunting

Hunter Silhouette by Eugene Hester USFWS

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 370 refuges open to the public for hunting – seasonally and in accordance with state regulations.

  • Refuge Hunt Permit

    You must possess and carry a signed Refuge Hunt Permit (signed hunt brochure) while hunting. The hunt brochure includes hunting regulations, the hunt area map, and the Refuge Hunt Permit for alligator, deer, hog, duck, and coot hunting.

    Click to download and print the 2021-2022 Hunt Brochure (includes the Refuge Hunt Permit). A clarification to the bag limit was made on July 1, 2021: the bag limit for all Loxahatchee deer hunts is one antlered deer per Loxahatchee Hunt Permit meeting the 2-point antler point restriction for Deer Management Unit-A1.

  • Alligator Hunting

    Alligator hunting is permitted in designated hunt areas by permit only. Please visit Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website to apply for this hunt.

    A limited number of airboat permits are available for hunters who possess an Alligator Harvest Permit for the refuge. Learn more about airboat permits.

  • Duck and Coot Hunting

    Duck and coot hunting is permitted in designated areas of the refuge in accordance with Federal and State regulations.

    A limited number of airboat permits are available for refuge duck and coot hunters. Learn more about airboat permits.

  • Deer and Hog Hunting

    Deer and hog hunting is permitted in designated hunt areas by permit only.

    Strazzulla Archery and Crossbow Deer and Hog Hunt – August 6-8, 2021
    An Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Strazzulla Deer/Hog Hunt Permit is required for a hunter who intends to archery or crossbow hunt deer and hog at the Strazzulla Unit on the Refuge. Strazzulla is a remote area and hunters should expect to travel several miles on foot, bicycle, or boat to reach the hunt area. Visit GoOutdoorsFlorida.com to apply for this hunt. The phase I application period will begin at 10 a.m. ET on June 18, 2021 and run through 11:59 p.m. ET June 28, 2021.

    View the 2021 Strazzulla Hunt Supplemental Information.

    Refuge Interior Deer and Hog Hunt – December 3-5, 2021
    An Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Interior Deer/Hog Hunt permit is required for a hunter to participate in the Refuge Interior deer and hog hunts on the Refuge. The Refuge Interior includes over 141,000 acres of Everglades habitat and is accessible by non-motorized watercraft or airboat. Visit GoOutdoorsFlorida.com to apply for this hunt. The phase I application period will begin at 10 a.m. ET on June 18, 2021 and run through 11:59 p.m. ET June 28, 2021.

    A limited number of airboat permits are available for hunters who possess an Interior Deer/Hog Hunt Permit for the refuge. Learn more about airboat permits.

  • Hunting on your National Wildlife Refuges

    Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Hunting page to learn more about hunting and explore different hunting opportunities at refuges across the United States. Why is hunting allowed on national wildlife refuges? Learn more here.