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The 2019-2020 hunting & trapping season licenses and deer management permits are on sale beginning August 1, 2019 and are valid from September 1 - August 31 annually.

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Surveying License Holders

DEC or designated agent(s) may use license contact information to communicate with license holders for surveys and research on New York State fish, wildlife and marine resources. The information obtained helps us to evaluate management measures and assess human interactions with fish and wildlife resources.

Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

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Effective March 1, 2006, New York State joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC). The IWVC is a compact under which member states reciprocate regarding the suspension or revocation of licenses and permits resulting from violations concerning the pursuit, possession or taking of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, shellfish and crustaceans. There are currently 48 states which are members of the IWVC. Other states and Canadian provinces are expected to join.

If a person's license or permit privileges which come under the scope of the IWVC are suspended or revoked in one member state, they are subject to suspension or revocation in all member states. In addition to license and permit suspensions and revocations which result from a conviction for the illegal pursuit, possession or taking of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, shellfish and crustaceans, failing to appear in court or to otherwise answer a ticket or summons issued for such violations will also result in license or permit suspension.

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