Two three-day, non-quota hunts are scheduled in the fall and winter every year. The first is a primitive weapons hunt, and the second is a gun hunt. Five deer, no more than two antlered, and unlimited feral hogs may be taken. The refuge is accessible only by boat, and hunters must make their own transportation arrangements. Boaters should pay close attention to tide tables. Camping is permitted in a designated area of the refuge throughout the hunt. Please review the current refuge hunting regulations below for details on how to participate.
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.