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Marine Corps Base Quantico


Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

Marine Corps Base, Quantico (MCBQ), offers a variety of hunting opportunities on approximately 58,000 acres. Although white-tailed deer and wild turkey are the most popular game species aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico hunters also enjoy pursuing waterfowl, rabbit, mourning dove, and grey squirrel. Each year over 1,500 active duty and retired military personnel and civilians hunt aboard MCBQ. In addition, MCBQ conducts special youth hunts and hosts the Wounded Warrior Regiment for annual white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and waterfowl hunts. MCBQ has an active management program that includes maintaining and planting over 300 acres of wildlife openings, erecting waterfowl nest boxes and hunting blinds, and conducting prescribed burns to increase understory forage.

Bear at StationDeer hunting aboard MCBQ is limited to archery tackle, shotgun with slug, or muzzleloading rifle greater than .45 caliber. Some training areas are designated as archery only. Please consult  the MCBQ hunting map to make sure you are using a properly authorized weapon within the training area to which you are assigned. Basic rules for hunting aboard MCBQ and check-in/check-out procedures are covered in the hunter orientation video. Detailed rules and regulations, as well as check-in/check-out procedures can be found in the MCBQ Hunting Regulations and Hunting Bulletin.
Directions to locate duck hunting blinds can be found at "A Guide to MCB Quantico Waterfowl Hunting Blinds."
Hunters with deer
To hunt aboard MCBQ hunters must meet all licensing requirements, including all applicable federal and state licenses. MCBQ annual ($20) and trip ($5) license can be purchased at the Game Checking Station (GCS) during normal operating hours. Game Checking Station operating hours are published in the Annual Hunt Bulletin. Required state and federal licenses are not sold at the GCS. Before purchasing a license all hunters must complete and submit the hunting license application. A background check will be initiated and hunters can come by the GCS after 3 working days to view the orientation video (approximately 30 minutes) before being issued a MCBQ hunting license. The GCS accepts ONLY cash or check. Valid license holders may scout on MCBQ from 1 September until the last day of spring turkey season. Procedures for checking out to scout can also be found in the Annual Base Hunting Bulletin.

Marine Corps Base, Quantico, has approximately 7600 acres of archery-only hunting area, with a total hunting area of about 47000 acres. Deer hunting in the Mainside and Camp Upshur archery hunting area requires attending a special orientation class followed by an archery skills qualification at the Quantico Archery Facility. Qualification dates and times are published in the Annual Hunt Bulletin.  

Important Links

Archery Site Rules 
Off Season Activity Information
Hunter Tracking System User Guide