Hunting

Hunting on the marsh

We offer hunting for deer, migratory birds, squirrel and turkey. 

NEW THIS YEAR (2021/2022 Season): We will be implementing our lottery for ALL deer seasons for the 2021/2022 hunt year. DMZs 56, 57, 58 and 70 no longer exist. To hunt deer on the refuge, you will need to apply for the refuge lottery for each season you wish to hunt. The hunts available in the lottery are:

  • Fall Bow
  • Permit Bow
  • Winter Bow
  • Permit Muzzleloader
  • Permit Shotgun
  • 6-day Firearm
  • 3-day Permit Shotgun near Refuge Headquarters (old 5-day DMZ 56 hunt)

You will need the State DMZ permit for DMZs 22, 24, 26, 42, and/or 51, for permit hunts depending on where you hunt. You will also need the Annual Refuge Hunting Permit to hunt on the refuge. You only purchase one Refuge Permit for the year for all seasons, including deer, turkey, migratory birds, and squirrel.

Hunting Maps

Download the maps below for access, parking, and refuge hunting information. *New* areas are open for hunting this year in Galloway and Stafford Townships.  Also, check out our interactive map to zoom in on your favorite hunting spot.

      Permits are required to hunt on the Refuge

      • We require a $25 annual hunting permit in addition to required state and federal permits, stamps, and licenses. One annual permit allows you to hunt all seasons. Reduced fees will be available for seniors, active military, and is free for youth (16 and under). Annual permits go on sale March 1st each year. For more Refuge permit information click here.
      • For Deer Hunt Lottery Information click here.

        See the interactive map for new areas open for hunting. 

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            If you have questions about the refuge hunt program, call us at 609-652-1665 between 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday-Friday.