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                                      

Refuge-specific Hunting Regulations can be found here.


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.

      2019 Upland Game Hunt   

      2019-20 Nocona Unit Hunting Regulations and Permit 


2020 Feral Hog Hunt    ***SOLD OUT***    

The 2020 Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge feral hog hunt will be March 6-8 (Segment A) & March 20-22 (Segment B). A total of 170 permits (85/segment) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all permits have been issued, the application period will close.

This will be the final year applications will be accepted and processed at the Refuge Headquarters. Beginning next year, the process to apply for refuge deer, hog and turkey hunts will be completed through the TWPD online-only Drawn Hunt system.


 Spring 2020 Wild Turkey Hunt

The 2020 Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge wild turkey hunt will be held April 24-26, 2020. A total of 18 permits will be available for 2020 (6 carried over from the 2019 season). Hunters may come to the Refuge Office Monday through Friday 8:00a-4:00p from January 6-31, 2020 to apply and may list one buddy on the application.  There is a non-refundable application fee of $5 per person. You may also apply through the mail by sending the name, phone number, and email address (for 1 or 2 hunters), along with a $5 hunter application fee per hunter to:

Hagerman NWR

Wild Turkey Hunt

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092

A random drawing will be held on February 6th and drawn hunters will be notified on February 7th.  As a reminder, all hunters are required to have a valid State of Texas hunting license and an upland game bird endorsement to participate. Legal weapons are bow and arrow, crossbow, and shotgun (no shot larger than #4, non-toxic shot only). Only lead free, non-toxic (steel, bismuth, copper or tungsten) shot may be used and possessed while hunting wild turkeys on the refuge. We do not allow baiting, or hunting over bait. 


2020 Archery Deer Hunt

Applications will be made through the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department online-only Drawn Hunts system.