Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

Cape May, internationally famous as a birding destination, also is a popular place for area hunters. Cape May National Wildlife Refuge opens sections in its two largest divisions (Great Cedar Swamp and Delaware Bay) for all New Jersey state seasons for white-tailed deer, including archery, firearm and muzzleloader. Deer hunters, who are encouraged to use portable deer stands, will find 12,000 acres of flat terrain, both forested and open marshland. Although deer hunting is the biggest draw for hunters, the refuge also offers various hunting opportunities, including migratory game bird, turkey, squirrel and rabbit. Hunters must use non-toxic shot for migratory game bird hunting. Access is provided from half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset via public roads and footpaths. The refuge is adjacent to state wildlife management areas and state forests, creating a large block of public land open to hunting.