Deer in the winter


Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1999, is located in the Hudson Valley in Ulster County, New York. Public hunting is permitted on 154 acres for deer using archery equipment only. The hunting program is administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in cooperation with NY State’s Department of Environmental Conservation. Hunters must obtain a refuge permit prior to hunting or scouting and must review the rules and regulations.

Hunting Permit Information:
Hunt permits will be administered through a lottery due to the limited number of permits available. Nine (9) permits will be available for deer only and are $30 each. Discounted permits are available for:
• Youth Hunters (16 years of age and under) – Free
• Access Pass Holders - $17.50 per permit
• Senior Pass Holders - $17.50 per permit
Submit for your Refuge Hunting Permit here – Lottery Applications have a $5.00 processing fee. If selected, there are no additional processing fees. Remember to review the refuge hunting regulations and maps on the website prior to purchasing your permit.