Hunting 512

Hunting is one of the priority recreational uses on National Wildlife Refuges and compatible with the mission of this refuge. Hunters help maintain wildlife populations that can potentially destroy habitat important to many other wildlife species. While enjoying this traditional, recreational activity, hunters help manage these lands for the benefit of wildlife and you.

The refuge provides opportunity to hunt for white-tailed deer (archery only), feral hogs, and wild turkey through a lottery permit system. Beginning in 2020, all applications will be made online through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Drawn Hunts system.

Refuge Hunting and Fishing Regulations/Information                                      


2020-21 Limited Permit Hunts for Deer, Turkey, and Feral Hogs 

All hunters must apply through the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department online-only Drawn Hunts system.

National Refuge Archery Deer - Application Deadline is September 1, 2020   (NOW CLOSED)

National Refuge Feral Hog -Application Deadline is November 1, 2020

National Refuge Spring Turkey - Application Deadline is November 1, 2020

NOTICE TO DEER HUNT APPLICANTS:  You will be required to show proof of having completed a Bowhunter Education Course (not hunter education, bowhunter education) when you arrive at the hunter check-in station. You will not be allowed to hunt without having completed the course. 

An archery proficiency test is not required for the 2020 deer hunt.


2020-2021 Hagerman NWR Limited Permit Hunting 

2020-2021 Nocona Unit Hunting - Montague County  


Hunting is available for dove, fox squirrel, and cottontail rabbit during specific locations and times. A free, self-issuing permit is required for dove and upland game hunting. It is available to download at the link below, or at the Refuge Visitor Center.

      2020-21 Upland Game and Migratory Game Bird Hunt Tearsheet