Refuge hosting waterfowl hunt day for veterans and active military on Nov. 14

Posted 2 November 2020 at 10:00 am

Press Release, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

BASOM – The Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge announces that it will also adopt the newly added New York State Department of Environmental Conservation veteran and active military waterfowl hunt on Saturday, November 14.

This hunt will operate similar to the regular season waterfowl hunt in that individual hunting stands will be decided at 5 a.m. on the morning of the hunt through a random drawing. The draw will be held at the Refuge Shop at 1101 Casey Road, Basom, NY 14013 to ensure the safety of staff and the public during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mapping applications may try to take you to Sour Springs Road, so ensure it is directing you to the Iroquois NWR Admin Building at the above address.

This is a free hunt for veteran and active military personnel. State regulations apply including required documentation, which can be found on the DEC website (click here). Refuge specific regulations also apply. Please click here for more information.

Iroquois NWR will also be open for the second session of the waterfowl hunting season beginning on November 28. Permits will be available online (click here) for all blinds on a first come, first serve basis. Permits will be made available 2 days prior to the hunt day at 6 p.m. and close at 5 a.m. the morning of the hunt. You will receive your permit for your blind immediately via RecAccess. Since you will select your blind at check out, there will be no morning blind draw. All other rules and regulations apply.

For further information please see our website or contact Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge at or Visitor Services Specialist Eric Schaertl at 585-948-5445 x7036. Iroquois NWR is located midway between Buffalo and Rochester, NY and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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