Finley Black-tailed Deer Hunt


The 2017 William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge hunt information is finalized and posted! Please click on this link for more information.

William L. Finley NWR Black-tailed Deer Hunt

Information is now available for the 2017 deer hunt. Below is some basic hunt information.

Self-service hunt kiosks will be located off Finley Refuge Road at the Display Pond parking area and the Turtle Flats restrooms, as well as off Bruce Road near the east end of McFadden Marsh bridge.  Maps and regulations are clearly posted at the hunt kiosks. 

Only black-tailed deer may be hunted.  All other hunting is prohibited.  Hunting is permitted seven days a week from ½ hour before legal sunrise to ½ hour after legal sunset.  Only shotguns using buckshot or slugs and muzzleloaders for the restricted firearms deer hunt may be used during the designated dates.  Either sex deer may be harvested with appropriate state-issued tag.  Overnight camping and after hours parking is prohibited on the Refuge.  All hunters must complete the two-part Big Game Harvest Report, available at the self-service hunt kiosks, before and after each hunt day. Hunters may use portable or climbing deer stands but must remove them from the Refuge daily.  Hunters must have a current State hunting license and valid state-issued deer tag.  Hunters under 18 must have their hunter safety card on their person.

Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuges must comply with all provisions of State and local law.  Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with Refuge regulations.