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 TBD
Lottery result notification: September TBD
Selected hunter permit purchase deadline: October TBD
Extra hunt permit purchase deadline: October TBD
Scout Day: Sunday, TBD;  9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Deer Hunt: Thursday, November 21 
Deer Hunt: Thursday, December 5

Coming Soon: view the 2019 Occoquan Bay Deer Hunt Information Sheet 
Revised 2019 Occoquan Bay Hunt Map Coming July 31, 2019

Coming Soon: print a 2019 Northern Virginia Managed Hunt Shotgun Qualification Card
Firearm Qualification Standards and Ranges
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 Program Information: Amanda Daisey, Refuge Manager - 703-490-4979 ext. 2015