Deer Hunting

Buck on Occoquan Bay NWR

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Deer 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.
2019 Hunt Program Dates
Deer hunt lottery application deadline: September 23
Lottery result notification: September 30
Selected hunter permit purchase deadline: October 13
Extra hunt permit purchase deadline: October 15 - 20
Scout Day: Sunday, November 10;  9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Deer Hunt: Thursday, November 21 
Deer Hunt: Thursday, December 5

Click Here to view the 2019 Occoquan Bay NWR Deer Hunt Information Sheet and Map

Click Here to print a 2019 Northern Virginia Managed Hunt Shotgun Qualification Card

2019 Firearm Qualification Standards and Range List

Apply to the Deer Hunt Lottery

  - 2019 Deer Hunt Lottery Applications will be available by July 31, 2019. 
   - Hunters must now apply for the deer hunt lottery on-line with RecAccess at 
   - Application fees must be paid in the form of a credit or debit card.


Online Lottery Application and Permit Purchase System Help:
Hunt Site, Rules, and Regulation Questions: Amanda Daisey, Refuge Manager - 703-490-4979 ext. 2015