White-tailed deer - USFWS.


Refuge hunting permits are required for deer, turkey and waterfowl hunting on the refuge. Both state and federal regulations apply including all required licenses and stamps. For information about state hunting regulations, visit Refuge hunting permit applications are MAIL–IN ONLY. To request a hunt packet containing regulations, maps and permit applications, contact Hunt Coordinator Allen Johnston at 410-221-8815.

Visit our hunting page to learn more about hunting at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.



All for-profit commercial activities on the refuge require prior approval and a Special Use Permit (SUP).

Go to the Commercial Permits page for details.