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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.


Beginning with the 2014 season, the refuge instituted a one sheet annual Refuge hunting permit for upland small game and other migratory birds. When signed and dated on the front, the sheet becomes a permit which is valid the duration of the hunt season. The permits will be available online and at the Visitor Center right before the season begins. 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.

      2016-2017 Upland Small Game/Other Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations and Permit 


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: Sep 14, 2016
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