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2014 - 2015 Refuge CLOSED on these Dates

Deer Hunt Applications

The entire refuge, including all the trails and buildings, will be CLOSED on the following dates: Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014. Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, 2014. Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, 2014. Saturday, December 13, 2014. Thursday and Friday, January 8 and 9, 2015. Thursday and Friday, January 22 and 23, 2015.

Wertheim Refuge Deer Hunt Press Release

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Long Island Complex Visitor Center is located at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.

Wertheim is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Around the Refuge

  • October 18 - Archery for Children

    Archery PracticeOctober 18, 2014

    Join Naturalist Michelle Pleim as shew teaches the joys of shooting a bow and arrow. All equipment provided. Children 8 and above. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. No reservations required. Inquire at front desk for directions to program location. Archery runs from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm.

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  • 2014 Duck Stamps are Now on Sale

    2014 Federal Duck Stamp Artwork

    Since 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $850 million to acquire and protect more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on hundreds of national wildlife refuges spread across all 50 states and U.S. territories. A current Federal Duck Stamp is also good for free admission to any refuge that charges an entry fee. Stamps can be purchased at the Wertheim Refuge visitor center located at 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967.

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  • Get Involved

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    There are many ways to get involved at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. We rely on volunteers and interns to help us fulfill our mission and goals.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2014
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