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March 3, 2016 - 2:40pm

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge accepting Spring hunting applications through March 31

Press release:

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Genesee and Orleans counties is accepting applications for Spring turkey hunting. The refuge uses a random drawing to fill the 75 turkey hunting permits available; these permits are distributed within two sessions.

When applying, hunters should indicate their first and second preferences if they are selected. Session 1 runs from May 1 through May 15 and 50 permits will be issued for this session. Session 2 runs from May 16 through May 31 and 25 permits will be issued for this session.

To be entered in the drawing, interested hunters must obtain a Big/Upland Game Hunt Application form (Form 3-2356). Applications can be requested in person, by phone, mail, or e-mail at [email protected] A PDF version of the application form may also be printed from our Web site http://www.fws.gov/refuge/iroquois. Click on the link under “Visitor Activities.”

Applications, along with a $5 non-refundable processing fee, must be received by 4 p.m., Thursday, March 31.

Please refer to our Turkey Hunting Fact Sheet, available at the refuge office or on the Refuge Web site for additional information.

Please contact refuge staff at 585-948-5445, ext. 7036, for further information

Iroquois NWR is located midway between Buffalo and Rochester and is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Individuals with disabilities and any other person who may need special assistance to participate in this program should contact the Refuge at 585/948-5445 or at the Federal Relay No. 1-800-877-8339.

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