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Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge 2016

This site provides the ability to submit hunt lottery and permit applications online for the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Below, please find more information about the annual public use permit and lottery applications available as well as links to apply online.

Each person 16 years of age and older hunting or fishing must possess the Theodore Roosevelt NWR Complex Annual Public Use Permit which certifies they understand and will comply with refuge regulations contained in this brochure. This permit is nontransferable and non-refundable and is required in order to be eligible for Limited Draw Hunts

Limited Draw Hunt participants are selected by random (Note: correct this spelling on the page) computer drawing. A valid Annual Public Use permit is required to apply for Limited Draw Hunts.

​Limited Draw Deer Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2016. Once open, select one of the links below in order to apply.

All Deer Hunt Applications MUST be submitted by September 30, 2016 in order to participate in the Lottery Drawing!

Panther Swamp Limited Draw Application - Closed!
Yazoo Limited Draw Application - Closed!

Yazoo Limited Draw Senior Citizen Application - Closed!
You MUST be at least 65 years of age in order to apply for this hunt

Hillside Limited Draw Application - Information Coming Soon!
Matthews Brake Limited Draw Waterfowl Application - Available 9/15/16!

2016-2017 Annual Public Use Permits will be available 8/1/2016.

Annual Public Use Permit - Available 8/1/16!

The Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex is the largest refuge complex in the state of Mississippi and includes both the youngest (Holt Collier and Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuges) and the oldest refuges (Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge) in the state. Over 100,000 acres of refuge lands on seven refuges, including 13,000 acres of refuge-managed Farmers Home Administration lands, provide vital habitat for fish and wildlife in the Delta region. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and enjoy the wild side of Hillside, Holt Collier, Mathews Brake, Morgan Brake, Panther Swamp, Theodore Roosevelt, and Yazoo National Wildlife Refuges.

Please note: All permits are $15.00 with a $5.00 processing fee for a total of $20.00.

If you have questions or issues with the permit purchase or application process, you may email us at or call us at 703-994-4194.

Description Fee Number of Applicants
Hunt Permits
Annual Public Use Permit (Processing fee included)