Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge offers a number of public hunting opportunities.  Along with a North Carolina hunting license, a signed refuge permit is required for all hunts.

In addition to refuge regulations, all federal and state regulations apply.  Please visit the NC Wildlife Resources Commission website for details about hunting in North Carolina, including currenthunting seasons and bag limits.

Quota Hunts

Hunting for deer and turkey with any type of firearm is allowed only as a part of the quota hunt system.  All firearms deer and turkey hunt permits are issued through this quota drawing system.  Hunters must apply for these hunts and be drawn in order to purchase a quota permit.  The permit fee for successful applicants is $12.50.  

Deer hunt applications are available from May through mid-July, and turkey hunt applications are available from January through mid-February. Contact the refuge office for hunting applications and additional information. 

General hunts

The refuge offers a variety of small game and archery hunting opportunities.  These include the following:

  • -mourning dove
  • -archery hunts for deer
  • -raccoon/opossum
  • -squirrel
  • -quail
  • -rabbit

 Refuge hunting seasons are shorter than the established State seasons.  The seasons for these hunts are outlined in the refuge hunt regulations.  These regulations are found in a current brochure and map, which also serves as your hunting permit. Hunt permit brochures are free, and available at the refuge office, kiosks, and through this website. Be sure to review the Refuge regulations in the hunt brochure.