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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Canadian Hunters Rules on Gun Importation

To bring a rifle or shotgun into New York to hunt, U.S. Customs requires that all nonimmigrant aliens:

  • Possess a hunting license before entering New York State.
  • Have an approved Form 6 Import Permit from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF). Print and complete a Form 6 Import Permit Application (External Link).

Apply early! Six to 12 weeks are needed to get this permit.

For more information: