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Small Game & Other Migratory Bird 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:

The refuge is currently reviewing our hunt program and some information below is subject to change. Please check back periodically to make sure you are in compliance with the most recent rules and regulations. 

Small Game and Migratory Birds Other Than Waterfowl (Woodcock, Snipe, and Rail) Fact Sheet (PDF 240 KB) (revised 2009)

Beginning with the 2009-2010 season the Refuge instituted an annual Refuge brochure/permit. When signed and dated on the front the brochure becomes a permit which is valid for the duration of the hunt seasons.

Permits will be available from the five hunt kiosks in late September or in person, from the refuge office.

Hunt reports are optional, yet the information in valuable and we would appreciate the reports. There are separate reports for Upland Small Game/Furbearers and for Migratory Birds.

Note that these are generic forms which are used by refuges across the US. Some information may not be pertinent to our area.

Obtain reports forms from the refuge office in person or via mail or follow these links:

(This form lists both waterfowl and other migratory birds. Report only for harvested woodcock, snipe and rail. Leave all others blank)

Instructions for completing Hunt 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 each species that you harvested.
  • Mail or hand-carry the report to the Refuge office, 1101 Casey Road, Basom, NY 14013
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014
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