Two managed deer hunts are conducted on the refuge each year. The first, in early fall, is a three-day archery hunt; the second, in November, is a one-day shotgun hunt. Feral hog, coyote, and armadillo also may be taken during both of these hunts. Five deer, no more than two antlered, may be taken during these hunts. View the refuge hunting regulations below for the latest required entry and exit times and other regulations.
All hunters 16 and older must purchase a $25 Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex Hunt Permit in order to hunt the refuge. Click here to purchase your permit.
DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE ACTIVITY IN OUR AREA THAT COULD SHUT US DOWN, WE ADVISE HUNTERS NOT TO PURCHASE HUNT PERMITS ANY EARLIER THAN ONE WEEK BEFORE YOU PLAN TO HUNT. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF PERMITS WE WILL ISSUE IN A SEASON, AND THEREFORE NO BENEFIT TO PURCHASING IT EARLY.