Non Ambulatory Hunter Permit
This permit authorizes individuals with a physical disability (verified by a licensed physician) to hunt with a firearm from a motorized vehicle during hunting seasons.
5-year license, or until the permit holder is no longer non-ambulatory, whichever occurs first.
What This License Allows:
- Using a firearm from a vehicle with the motor turned off during an open firearm hunting season.
What This License Does Not Allow:
- Having more than one loaded firearm in the vehicle.
- Having a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle between sunset and sunrise.
How to Apply
- Have a current year NYS hunting license.
- Have two 2" x 2" passport type photographs for your ID card. (Follow passport photo requirements (External Link) established by U.S. Department of State).
- Complete and submit the Non-Ambulatory Hunter Application (PDF) (130 KB)
- A licensed physician must complete and sign a section of the application.
Laws & Regulations
New York Codes Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)
(The following links leave DEC's website)
- Part 175: Special Licenses and Permits - Definitions and Uniform Procedures
- Part 170.5: Miscellaneous Licenses
Environmental Conservation Law (ECL)
- 11-0907(1)(a): Deer and bear; open hunting seasons; bag limits
- 11-0931(2): Prohibitions on the use and possession of firearms
DEC Special Licenses Unit
Address: 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233
Other Related or Similar Licenses
DEC also issues the following licenses for hunters with disability:
- Modified Longbow Authorization - allows hunters with a physical disability (verified by a licensed physician) to use a bow equipped with a mechanical device for holding and releasing the bowstring.
- Modified Crossbow Permit - authorizes hunters with a permanent physical disability (verified by a licensed physician) to use a crossbow equipped with a breath-tube apparatus for releasing the bowstring.