USFWS in North Carolina
Southeast Region

Enjoy Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges!!

(You may download refuge hunt leaflets here. The files are in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Scroll down to find the refuge you want.)

Refuge County(ies) Game Species
* Alligator River Dare/Hyde ducks, geese, swans, coots, quail, mourning doves, snipe, woodcock, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, raccoons, white-tailed deer (refuge permit required)
* Back Bay Va. Beach, VA white-tailed deer, feral hogs (permit required)
* Cedar Island Carteret waterfowl
* Currituck Currituck waterfowl (refuge permit required)
* Great Dismal Swamp Pasquotank, NC; Suffolk, VA  white-tailed deer (refuge permit required)

Mackay Island
Currituck, NC; Va. Beach, VA white-tailed deer (refuge permit required)
* Mattamuskeet Hyde tundra swans, Canada and snow geese, ducks, coots, white-tailed deer (permit required)
* Pee Dee Anson, Richmond mourning doves, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, quail, rabbits, white-tailed deer (refuge permit required)
* Pocosin Lakes Tyrrell ducks, geese, tundra swans, coots, mergansers, mourning doves, woodcock, rails, snipe, quail, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, foxes, beavers, nutria, white-tailed deer, turkey, feral hogs (refuge permit required)
* Roanoke River Bertie deer, waterfowl, small game, turkey (all refuge hunts administered by NC Wildlife Resources Commission; Special hunt permit required)
* Swanquarter Hyde duck, coots

NOTE- There are public hunting blinds located on Bodie Island that are managed by the National Park Service. To obtain information about waterfowl hunting within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit:

* Actually located, all or in part, in Virginia, these refuges are very close to the North Carolina border. We provide this information here for your convenience. Of course, a valid Virginia hunting license is required to hunt on any land in Virginia, and all State regulations and bag limits apply.

*Be sure to check North Carolina State Regulations (North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission).

Last Updated: 1/31/13