Hunting

Hunting page

Public hunting is permitted on approximately 5,000 acres in New Jersey and 160 acres in New York in accordance with NJ and NY state seasons. Some special regulations apply. You must purchase a refuge hunting permit (details below) in addition to state licenses, prior to scouting and hunting. Refuge hunt permits are valid for the NJ & NY tracts of Wallkill River NWR.

Hunt permits can be purchased online at https://wallkillriver.recaccess.com/ ONLY. 

Maps and refuge-specific hunting regs. can be found there as well. Please review before purchasing your permit(s). 

The refuge offers the following hunting permits:

*An additional $5.00 processing fee is added to each permit (except youth permits) at checkout*

  • Deer, wild turkey, small game (squirrel & rabbit only), and migratory birds - $25.00 each.
  • Bear permit - $0.00. (processing fee only)
  • Combination permits include all game except for bear (sold separately). Valid April 1 through March 31. - $95.00
  • Discounted permits for qualifying hunters include:
    • Youth Hunting Permits (16 years of age and under) – Free (no processing fee)
    • Disabled Hunting Permits – hunters must possess an Interagency Federal Access Pass or a New Jersey Permit to Hunt or Shoot from a Stationary Vehicle - $12.50 single permit; $47.50 combination permit
    • Senior Hunting Permit – hunters must possess an Interagency Federal Senior Pass - $12.50 single permit; $47.50 combination permit. 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR REFUGE HUNT PERMIT