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.
2018 Hunt Program Dates
Deer hunt lottery application deadline: September 23, 2018
Lottery result notification: September 30
Selected hunter permit purchase deadline: October 13
Extra hunt permit purchase deadline: October 14 - October 20
Scout Day: Sunday, November 11;  9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Deer Hunt: Thursday, November 29 
Deer Hunt: Thursday, December 6

Click here to view the 2018 Occoquan Bay Deer Hunt Information Sheet 
Revised 2018 Occoquan Bay Hunt Map Click here

Click here to print a 2018 Northern Virginia Managed Hunt Shotgun Qualification Card
Firearm Qualification Standards and Ranges
Apply to the Deer Hunt Lottery

  - 2018 Deer Hunt Lottery Applications will be available by July 31, 2018. 
   - 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.

Questions?? Please Contact:
Amanda Daisey, Acting Refuge Manager - 703-490-4979 ext. 2015