NCTC Deer HuntWhite-tailed buck feeds in thicket

We are looking forward to the start of the nineteenth annual managed deer hunt at the National Conservation Training Center this fall. Letters have gone out to all applicants regarding selection for hunts. Only hunters who received a letter may hunt. Details on the hunt are included on the links and documents below. The first hunt is on Saturday, October 16. We appreciate the assistance of our local hunters in helping keep the deer population in balance with available habitat.

The COVID-19 pandemic will affect how we do things and could possibly cause cancellation of hunts. The health and safety of our staff, hunters and the public are our priority. Hunters should check their email periodically for any updates.

The use of non-lead (non-toxic) ammunition will be continued.  This prevents lead poisoning of birds and animals that might ingest lead particles from deer entrails or carcasses.

2021 Deer Hunt Information


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, 2021.