Hunting and Fishing

Bombay Hook NWR is Releasing a Draft Hunting and Fishing Plan for Public Review


Hunting and fishing are traditional uses of the National Wildlife Refuge System. At Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), we welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in recreational hunting and fishing.

Bombay Hook NWR is seeking public review and comment on its proposed fishing opening and hunting expansion. The public is invited to review the draft documents for our proposed hunts, including the Draft Hunting and Fishing Plan, Compatibility Determination and Environmental Assessment. These documents will be available for a 45-day comment period.

Bombay Hook NWR is proposing to:

  • Expand opportunities for upland and migratory game bird hunting on refuge lands.
  • Modify the administration of the hunt program.
  • Expand the acreage open to hunting.

The public meeting that was scheduled for March 24th, 2020, has been cancelled due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19. We will announce alternate arrangements when available.

Across the country, National Wildlife Refuges work closely with state agencies, tribes, and private partners to expand recreational hunting access. Hunting provides opportunities for communities, families, and individuals to enjoy the outdoors, support conservation efforts, and participate in a popular American tradition.

Documents for review:

Draft Hunting and Fishing Plan for Bombay Hook NWR with Compatibility Determination and Environmental Assessment 

For more information you can contact the refuge at 302-653-9345 or at the email listed above to request more information.

Press release