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

Our annual hunt program is one tool used to manage wildlife populations at a level compatible with the habitat. It also provides for wildlife-oriented recreational opportunities. Migratory game bird hunting is offered from September to February, following State of Virginia seasons for each species during this time.

Details about the 2022-2023 Hunt Season are available in the brochure below.

Related Documents
Hunt Plan for Eastern Shore and Fisherman Island NWRs

The 2021 hunt plan for Eastern Shore of Virginia and Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuges.