Permits

Permits

Public hunting is permitted on 270 acres during specific times of the year. Hunting is a wildlife management tool used to control some animal populations and is also a Congressionally mandated priority public use. The hunting program is administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC). 

Hunting Permit Information:
All hunters must obtain a Refuge Hunting Permit prior to scouting or hunting and review all refuge hunting regulations and maps. Hunt permits will be administered through a lottery drawing due to the limited number of permits available.

Refuge hunting permits are tract-specific. There are five (5) permits of each game available for Aquashicola and nine (9) permits of each game for Headwaters.
The refuge offers the following hunting permits for Aquashicola and Headwaters tracts:
• Deer, wild turkey, small game, and bear - $30.00 each.
• Combination permits include all game. Valid April 1 through March 31. - $100.00
• Discounted permits for qualifying hunters include:
• Youth Hunting Permits (16 years of age and under) – Free
• Disabled Hunting Permits – hunters must possess an Interagency Federal Access Pass or a New Jersey Permit to Hunt or Shoot from a Stationary Vehicle - $17.50 single permit; $52.50 combination permit
• Senior Hunting Permit – hunters must possess an Interagency Federal Senior Pass - $17.50 single permit; $52.50 combination permit.

Submit for your Refuge Hunting Permit(s) here -- https://cherry.recaccess.com. Lottery Applications have a $5.00 processing fee. If selected, there are no additional processing fees. Remember to review the refuge hunting regulations and maps on the website prior to purchasing your permit.