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. Hunting for small game including squirrel, rabbit and dove is also available.

 Refuge Hunting and Fishing Regulations

Please access annual refuge hunting information and regulations at the following links:


     2019 Hagerman Deer Hunt          Application period May 1-31, 2019 

     2019 Hagerman Feral Hog Hunt    Application period CLOSED              

     2019 Hagerman Turkey Hunt Info and Regs    Application period CLOSED


Refuge-specific Hunting Regulations can be found here.

      2019 Upland Game Hunt   

A free, self-issuing permit is required for upland game hunting and available to download at the link above, or at the Visitor Center



Open period to comment on hunting is from June 7th - 21st.

Environmental Assessment

Compatibility Determination

Hunt Plan