Facility Activities

Migratory bird hunting, upland game hunting and big game hunting were expanded in 2015. Ducks Unlimited consistently ranks Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge as one of the top five waterfowl hunting spots in the United States. It is easy to see why. As many as 85,000 ducks and 200,000 snow...

Fishing and crabbing are permitted on designated areas of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. All State fishing regulations apply on the refuge, including open seasons, limits, and permitted species. All fishing is for personal use. Commercial fishing is not permitted.


Many refuges champion wildlife viewing as a key recreational activity.
Rangers lead wildlife walks, tours and educational programs at many sites. Events may focus on wildflowers or birds or on seasonal spectacles, such as elk bugling or sea turtle nesting. Some programs may be limited in size or require advance registration. See individual websites for details.
Whether you wield a smartphone or a zoom lens, you’ll find photo-worthy subjects at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries. Wildlife photography is a priority public use on national wildlife refuges, so you’ll find wildlife drives and blinds and overlooks to help you get the images you’re after.