Beginning August 9, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST, Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) hunting permits will be available online at www.recreation.gov or by phone at (877) 444-6777. Regulations and dates for the 2023-24 deer hunt are now available on the refuge website at www.fws.gov/refuge/eastern-neck.
Please note the following changes to this year’s regulations. Only one hunter per permit is allowed; group members may no longer be added to a permit. This change now allows hunters to present their valid hunting permit either electronically or on paper. This year, all hunts at Eastern Neck will take place during the month of October. There will be no primitive hunt.
For more information on hunting at Eastern Neck NWR, please visit www.fws.gov/refuge/eastern-neck.
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, is a 2,285-acre island which supports a wide variety of habitats including brackish marsh, natural ponds, upland forest, and grasslands for a diversity of wildlife. The refuge holds the designation of Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. To learn more, visit our website at www.fws.gov/refuge/Eastern-Neck or @EasternNeckNWR.
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