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Visitor Activities

  • Hunting


    Beginning in 2013, the refuge will offer an archery-only white-tailed deer hunt. A hunting map and regulations are provided with the refuge’s $20 hunting permit, which may be obtained through the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge office.

  • Wildlife Viewing

    Wildlife Observation

    The refuge offers outstanding opportunities to observe (by eye and ear) a great variety of grassland birds. Upland sandpipers, bobolink, eastern meadowlarks and savannah sparrows may be found during the breeding season. Short-eared owls, rough-legged hawks, northern harriers and horned larks are frequent visitors during the wintering months. Two observation blinds are located along the trail to facilitate wildlife viewing.

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  • Interpretation

    Interpretation Kiosk

    Information on the refuge and its resources is available at the trailhead kiosk and on the website.

  • Photography


    The refuge is a very popular destination for wildlife photographers, particularly those seeking to capture wintering raptors, meadowlarks or bobolinks and their photogenic displays. Photographers are welcome to use any of the refuge’s maintained trails and blinds. Off-trail travel is prohibited.

Page Photo Credits — Deer in a field - Herb Houghton, Refuge visitors viewing wildlife in a field through binoculars. - Ralph Tabor, Photographer with camera - Herb Houghton
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2013
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