Deer Hunting


Mason Neck Management Hunt:  

Purpose: To maintain the deer herd at a healthy level compatible with planned habitat goals and objectives while minimizing impacts to wildlife and visitors.
Administration: Managed in partnership by Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Mason Neck State Park, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
2020 Hunt Program Dates:
- Permits are issued on a first come, first served basis via an online system
- Permit Purchase Opens: July 31st at noon.
- Scout Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Tuesday, November 17
- Tuesday, December 1
- Bonus Hunt: Tuesday, December 8 (Adult hunters must harvest 2 antlerless deer to qualify, youth hunter and mentor may participate regardless of harvest results)

 2020 Hunt Program Information *** COMING JULY 2020
- Mason Neck Deer Hunt Information Sheet and Map
- Northern Virginia Managed Hunt Shotgun Qualification Card
- Firearm Qualification Standards and Range List 

Permit Fees

- $20.00 for general public 
- $10.00 for Federal Senior and Access Pass holders 

Deer Hunt Permit Purchase: 
- 2020 Deer Hunt Permits are purchased on a first come, first served basis.
- Permit Purchase Opens: July 31st at noon. 
- Permits are purchased on-line with RecAccess at 
- Permit fees must be paid in the form of a credit or debit card. 


- For assistance with the RecAccess Online Account and Permit Purchase System, visit: 
- For questions regarding Hunt Program general information, rules or regulations, please contact: 

  • Carina Velazquez-Mondragon, Visitor Service Manager 703-490-4979 ext. 2014
  • Amanda Daisey, Refuge Manager - 703-490-4979 ext. 2015