NCTC Deer Hunt

White-tailed buck feeds in thicket

The 2020 annual managed deer hunt at the National Conservation Training Center this fall was cut short by increased COVID-19 spread and concern for our staff, hunters and the public. We held 5 of the scheduled 8 hunt dates, with the last 3 cancelled. A total of 21 deer were harvested. We greatly appreciate the assistance of our local hunters in helping keep the deer population at NCTC in balance with available habitat.

We are looking forward to the start of the nineteenth annual managed deer hunt. Information and applications are typically available via this website in late July, with applications due at the end of August. In recent years hunts have been held from mid-October until mid or late December.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this activity for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs to 304-876-7474, email nctc_deerhunt@fws.gov , or TTY 800-877-8339 by close of business August 31, 2020.