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Welcome to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Passes & Permits
Hunting has a deep history and tradition on the refuge. Visitors can participate in hunting big and small game, waterfowl and other migratory birds. Portions of the refuge are open to hunting in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Due to the Marsh Restoration Project, the pre-season drawing for the Lottery Waterfowl Hunt Area will be postponed until further notice. For additional information regarding the Marsh Restoration please CLICK HERE

Last Minute Permits are now available!
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Important Dates:
Deer Application Period: August 29 - Sept 30, 2016
Drawing and Hunter Notification: Oct 3, 2016

Disabled Waterfowl Application Period: Sep 1 - Oct 3, 2016
Drawing and Hunter Notification: Oct 7, 2016

Regular Disabled Deer Hunt Area & Lottery Disabled Deer & Waterfowl Hunt Area
Only hunters with disabilities may hunt in the Lottery Disabled Deer/Waterfowl Hunt Area and Regular Disabled Deer Hunt Area. Wheelchair accessible blinds are available in the Lottery Disabled Deer/Waterfowl Hunt Area and are issued with the same fees and in the same manner as the Lottery Deer Hunt Area, including regulations about signing-out, completing harvest reports, no-shows, and accompanying youth. Stands located in the Regular Disabled Deer Hunt Area are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-ambulatory hunters will be given first priority for blind selection in the Lottery Disabled Deer Hunt Area.The Lottery Disabled Deer Hunt Area is closed to hunting following the November shotgun season.

Please use the links on the right to submit Lottery Applications, secure your Annual Hunting Permit, and submit your MANDATORY Harvest Report.

Further information regarding the Standby Hunt permits will be available after the lottery Drawing, please check back.

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Please ensure that you follow all of the rules and regulations outlined in the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Regulations
Lottery Deer Hunt Application
Deer Permits will be issued by lottery. Permits will allow access to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges for each respective authorized season.
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Lottery Disabled Deer Hunt Application
Deer Permits will be issued by lottery. Permits will allow access to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges for each respective authorized season.
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Lottery Disabled Waterfowl Hunt Application
Disabled Waterfowl Hunt Permits will be issued by lottery. Permits will allow access to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges for each respective authorized season.
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Annual Lottery Hunting Permit
This process will allow you to receive a permit for any of these hunts.
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Hunt Reports
All hunters are required to report their hunt harvest to the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, within 24hrs of your hunt. Submit your required hunt harvest report now!

Location Information
Name: Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 11978 Turkle Pond Road
  Milton, DE 19968
Phone: (302) 684-8419
Fax: (302) 684-8504
Visit the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Website

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