By refuge permit only, limited waterfowl hunting is offered on the 211-acre Cow Island Unit. This hunt is conducted as a Quota Hunt through partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Hunting occurs from stationary hunt blinds. Currently approximately 25 days are offered during the second segment of the Virginia waterfowl season. (mid November to late January). Application costs are $7.50 and if selected a two-day hunt permit is provided.
Hunters can apply for the hunt through Virginia’s Quota Hunt Lottery system GoOutdoorsVirginia.com during the summer application period.