Deer and Hog

Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciation of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs. As practiced on refuges, hunting, trapping, and fishing do not pose a threat to wildlife populations, and in some instances are necessary for sound wildlife management.

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge is proposing additional hunt opportunities. Click here to access the documents for review. 


Lake Woodruff NWR Hunt Permits are issued through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Total Licensing System.  

To apply, click here and scroll down to "National Wildlife Refuge Hunts" and select either Lake Woodruff Deer/Hog Archery or Muzzleloading Gun.  

Permitted hunters must follow regulations in the Refuge Hunting Brochure and must sign the front of the brochure and keep it on your person while hunting.

The required Lake Woodruff NWR Hunt Brochures containing Refuge specific Federal regulations is free and available at the Refuge Visitor Information Center, Refuge kiosks, and on the Refuge’s website.  

 2018 Lake Woodruff NWR Hunt Brochure

2018 Hunt Season:

Archery I - September 15-23, 2018

Archery II - October 6-14, 2018

Primitive Gun I - October 20-22, 2018

Primitive Gun II - October 27-29, 2018

Please contact the refuge manager at (386)985-4673 ext. 200 if you have further questions.

Facts About Hunting

Limited hunting is allowed on the Refuge on a permit basis in designated areas.

Hunting is restricted to archery and primitive guns.

Only deer and hog are legal to be taken.