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Non Ambulatory Hunter Permit

License Details

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.


There is no fee for this license.


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

Laws & Regulations

Environmental Conservation Law (ECL)

Please visit New York State Legislature (Leaves DEC website)

  • 11-0907(1)(a) Deer and bear; open hunting seasons; bag limits
  • 11-0931(2) Prohibitions on the use and possession of firearms

New York Codes Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)

Contact Information

DEC Special Licenses Unit
625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233
(518) 402-8985

Other Related or Similar Licenses/Permits

DEC also issues the following licenses for hunters with a 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.
  • Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD) - provides access to certain state lands administered by DEC to qualified people with disabilities (verified by a licensed physician).
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