Deer management permit applications are now being accepted through October 1, 2014. In addition, hunting and trapping licenses for the 2014-15 seasons can now be purchased. Follow the links below to make your purchase, or to find more details on sporting license types.
Attention Lifetime License Holders: Please be advised that lifetime license hunting carcass tags have been mailed and you should receive them prior to September 1, 2014. If you do not receive them after the first week of September, please call our Customer Care line at 1-866-933-2257.
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License Types, Fees & Descriptions
All license pages linked below have been updated to reflect the 2014 Sporting License Changes that occurred on February 1, 2014.
- Freshwater Fishing Licenses
- Saltwater/Marine Fishing Registry
- Hunting Licenses || Deer Management Permit
- Trapping Licenses
- Lifetime Licenses
- Free/Reduced Fee Licenses
- Donations for Recreation & Conservation
- Address Changes
- Replacing Lost Licenses/Tags
- Residency Qualifications
- Licenses as Gifts
- License Sales Statistics
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
New York State is a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. This means if your fish or wildlife license/permit is suspended or revoked in another member state, the same revocations or suspensions apply to you in New York State.