To my knowledge, no rifle hunt has access to Unit 4. A lot of the bowhunters will kayak or boat across the ship channel and hunt unit 4, though. The "vehicle access road" is the only one you are allowed to drive on. The remaining gravel and dirt roads are only accessible by foot or bike/e-bike. I have not hunted the unit yet, so as far as promising areas, ill leave that to LostTexican.Thanks again, LT. Now I have some questions about access. I see on the map provided by the USFWS that areas 2, 3, 4, 5, & 8 are the only ones where rifle hunting is allowed. Is this correct? Since #4 is across the ship channel I won’t be able to hunt there. So if I’m willing to get off the road and get away from the crowd and hike into the bush a ways, what areas would be the most promising.
I’m a little confused about road access. The map shows a ‘vehicle access road’ in red ink which barely traverses the western edge of the refuge. Is it permissible to drive vehicles on the gravel and/or the dirt roads?