Hunting

Youth duck hunt - USFWS.

Hunting for deer, waterfowl, upland game, and webless migratory birds will be allowed on Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Completed applications for the November 21, 2020 and January 16, 2021 early and late season headquarters deer hunts must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday September 18, 2020. Applications will not be accepted over the telephone, mailed-in or available on the refuge website. Applications will be available outside the refuge hallway at the main office building and at the hunter check station located on the left before the main refuge gate. Applications may be filled out in-person at the refuge and deposited into the U.S. mailbox located at the visitor parking lot.

If you have any questions, please call Prime Hook NWR at (302) 684-8419. Prime Hook NWR is located off of Rt. 16 (Broadkill Beach Rd.) on Turkle Pond Road in Milton, Delaware.

The 2020-2021 hunting program reflects changes approved in the refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP).

Press release

2020 - 2021 Deer and Upland Game and Webless Migratory Bird Season Below.

2020 - 2021 Deer Hunting Regulations (doc)

Due to safety concerns, the Refuge prohibits use of rifles.

2020 - 2021 Upland Game Hunting and Webless Migratory Bird Regulations (doc)

2020 - 2021 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations

2020- 2021 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations (doc)

The walk-in waterfowl blind-site hunt area located south of Prime Hook Beach Road, will be a Lottery Waterfowl Hunt Area effective this season. Five hunt areas will be available,up to three hunters per area.

Aerial Hunt Maps 2019-2020

Harvest Reports for Regular Hunt Areas (non-lottery hunt areas)

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