Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge announced guidelines and opportunities for hunting during the 2018-19 season.

Completed applications for the Nov. 17, 2018, and Jan. 19, 2019, early and late season headquarters deer hunts must be received no later than 4 p.m. Sept. 14. Applications will not be accepted over the telephone or available on the refuge website. Applications can be filled out in-person at the headquarters office of the refuge, 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton. Applications will also be available in refuge hallway during off hours when the administrative offices are closed.

The refuge will allow portable tree stands. However, the use of nails, wire, screws or bolts to attach the stand to the tree is prohibited. Hunters must use a safety strap while in a stand. Stands must be removed at the end of each day.

A complete listing of 2018-19 hunting information and regulations will soon be available at

For more, call 684-8419.