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Deer Hunting

Hunting PagesIroquois National Wildlife Refuge is open to hunting during most New York State hunting seasons in accordance with New York State laws and refuge specific regulations. Refuge permits are required for all hunting on the refuge. Printed regulations are available from staff at the visitor contact station, in boxes located in the parking lot of the visitor contact station, or by clicking the links below:

Deer Hunting Fact Sheet (pdf)

Beginning with the 2009-2010 season the refuge instituted an annual Refuge brochure/permit for deer. When signed and dated on the front the brochure becomes a permit which is valid for the duration of the hunt seasons (archery, muzzleloader and regular).

Permits will be available from the five hunt kiosks in late September. They may also be obtained in person, at the refuge office. 

Harvest reports are optional, yet the information in valuable and we would appreciate the reports. Only one report needs to be sent in per the season. Note that these are generic forms which are used by refuges across the US. Some information may not be pertinent to our area. 

Obtain harvest reports from the refuge office in person, by mail or by clicking here: Big Game Harvest Report  

Instructions for completing the Big Game Harvest Reports: 

  • These are fillable pdf files. Either type in the information and print the completed form or print the blank form and then complete it. 
  • Complete the information on the top part of the report. Leave "Time" and "Number in Party" blank. 
  • You have the option of completing one for each day you hunt or completing one for the season. In this case change "Hours Hunted" to "Days Hunted". 
  • Write the number of deer, sex and size that you harvested for the season. Leave all other options blank. 
  • Mail or hand-carry the report to the refuge office, 1101 Casey Road, Basom, NY 14013 
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2013
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