Hunting Black Bear    Hunting Deer

Hunting in the Dismal Swamp State Park is NOT allowed. However, controlled hunting. IS allowed in the in the Wildlife Refuge. Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge-access in Suffolk, VA.

Deer hunts are scheduled only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Access is through the Jericho Ditch, Portsmouth Ditch, Railroad Ditch, and Corapeake Ditch entrances. A drawing will select 100 permittees for the black bear hunt. Designated bear hunt areas will be within the Jericho Ditch and Railroad Ditch entrances. A valid Virginia and/or North Carolina  license is required along with the refuge-issued permits. Please contact the refuge for more information.

Hunt areas will be closed to all other public use activities on hunting and scouting days.

Learn more about the white-tail deer and bear hunt programs at the refuge.

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