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Special Licenses Important Information and Dates

Annual State Exams

Visit the Special Licenses page for details on individual licenses listed below.

  • Wildlife Rehabilitators License
    Held in April each year and at the annual NYS Wildlife Rehabilitators Seminar usually held in October (visit the NYS Wildlife Rehabilitators Council website (see "Links leaving DEC's website") for event information)
  • Falconry Apprentice License
    Held in April each year and at the NYS Falconry Association Field Meet in November (visit the NYS Falconry Association website (see Links leaving DEC's website") for event information)
  • Leashed Tracking Dog License
    Held in April
  • Nuisance Wildlife Control License Exam
    Held variable times throughout the year

License Expiration Dates

Visit the Special Licenses page for details on individual licenses listed below.

March 31

  • Crocodilian Permit
  • Crocodilian Registration Permit
  • Domestic Game Animal Breeder
  • Domestic Game Bird Breeder
  • Shooting Preserve License

September 30

  • Nuisance Wildlife Control License

December 31

  • Falconry License
  • Field Trial License
  • Fishing Preserve License
  • Fur Breeder License
  • Wildlife Rehabilitators License

General

  • Please read all license conditions BEFORE conducting any activity pursuant to your license.
  • The licensee assumes all liability and responsibility for any activities conducted under the authority of their license or any actions resulting from activities authorized by their license.
  • The renewal of a license is the responsibility of the licensee.

Questions? Please contact us at 518-402-8985 or by email