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An instructor teaches a future hunter to handle a firearm safely.
An instructor teaches a future
hunter to handle a firearm safely.

The Bureau of Fish and Wildlife Services is responsible for Division of Fish and Wildlife administration, special licenses, sportsman education, staff training and development, and extension. It is made up of the following units:

  • Administrative Unit - functions include personnel management, budget management (including grants and contracts), and internal controls.
  • Special Licenses Unit - responsible for the distribution of applications for special licenses and the review and issuance of these licenses. These licenses are for uses of the State's fish and wildlife beyond traditional hunting and fishing.
  • Sportsman Education Unit - provides the training required by State law to obtain a hunting or trapping license in New York.
  • Staff Training and Development Section - provides training and development for Division staff that is necessary for them to perform their jobs in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Extension Unit - handles the Division's legislative and regulatory coordination, liaison with the Department's press office and maintains and enhances the Division web pages.

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    Albany, NY 12233-4751
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