Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be closed to the public all day, Friday, November 16, 2012, while the annual gun hunt for deer is being conducted. Due to the small size of the refuge and the large number of hunters participating in the hunt, it is unsafe for other visitors to be using the refuge simultaneously.
The entrance gate will remain closed after sunset on Thursday, November 15, all day Friday, and will re-open at sunrise, Saturday, November 17. This one-day quota hunt attracts hunters from all across Georgia and surrounding states.
Anyone interested in participating in next year’s hunt can get information and applications, after July 1, 2013, by contacting the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex headquarters at (843) 784-2468.