How to Reach Us

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, located at 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967.

Phone number at headquarters is (631) 286-0485.


Bow Hunting
Refuge Deer Hunt

The 2023-2024 white-tailed deer hunt at Wertheim and Seatuck National Wildlife Refuges has begun. All permits for this season's hunts have been awarded. Detailed information is available at

This season the archery-only hunting dates are
November 6 - 12
November 20 - 26
December 4 - 10
December 18 - 24

During archery-only hunts the refuge visitor center and trails remain open to the public. Hunters will not be parking in the public lots, and are asked to be considerate of other users of the refuge.

Shotgun and archery hunting dates for this season are
January 8 - 14, 2024
January 22 - 28, 2024

During these weeks, the refuge visitor center and trails are closed to the public.

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