Waterfowl Hunting Permits
Permits are issued at the Wilderness Visitor Center and, when staff is available, at the West District Checkpoint, 631-661-2556.
Please remember to bring:
Fire Island National Seashore Hunting Regulations
Fire Island National Seashore's East End Hunting Area is adjacent to the park's Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness. A sportsman's recreational vehicle driving permit may be used to access the beach on the Atlantic Ocean side of wilderness area from September 15 through December 31, but access to the bay side of the island is by foot or shallow-draft vessel only. Waterfowl hunting is permitted only from Hayhole Point (west of the Wilderness Visitor Center and boardwalk) to Long Cove (east of Watch Hill). No hunting is allowed from the small bay islands north of Fire Island in this area. A portion of the Pattersquash Gun Club's hunting rights are within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore.
Fire Island's West End Hunting Area is restricted to shoreline waterfowl hunting from East Fire Island, West Fire Island, and Sexton Island.
Both areas are Carry-In/Carry-Out, so please plan to "Leave No Trace."
Last updated: January 25, 2024