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Fish and Wildlife Special Licenses and Permits

This page provides a list of licenses issued by the Department for the special uses of species and activies regulated by the Department.

Special Licenses Unit Issued Licenses and Permits

DEC's Special Licenses Unit is responsible for the applications, review and issuance of the licenses listed below.

Bird Breeder License
Black Bear Tracking Dog License
Crocodilian Permit
Crocodilian Registration Permit
Dangerous Wildlife License
Dead Endangered Species
Delaware River Eel Permit
Depredation Permit
Domestic Game Animal Breeder License (Captive Bred White-tailed Deer License)
Domestic Game Bird Breeder License
Endangered/Threatened Species License
Falconry License
Field Trial License
Fishing Preserve License
Fish Hatchery Permit
Leashed Tracking Dog License
Licenses to Collect, Possess or Sell
License to Liberate Fish and Wildlife
Modified Longbow Authorization (previously Modified Archery Permit)
Modified Crossbow Permit
Non Ambulatory Hunter Permit
Nuisance Wildlife Control License
Sale of Elephant and Mammoth Ivory or Rhinoceros Horn
Sale of Wild Birds
Shooting Preserve License
Wildlife Rehabilitator License

Additional forms you may need:

The following forms are to be used for any changes or updates to Special License Unit issued licenses and permits.

  • Change of Address Form (PDF, 87 kb) - used for notification of mailing or facility address change, or contact information changes
  • Designated Agent Form (Designated Agents are limited to Exhibition and Scientific Collection licenses only) (PDF, 87 kb)
  • License Amendment Request Form (PDF, 159 kb) - used for requesting modification to an existing license including adding or removing species, authorized or sampling locations.

Lands and Forest Issued Licenses and Permits

Bureau of Fisheries Issued Licenses and Permits

Regional Office Issued Licenses and Permits

Access Permits and Regulations for Suffolk County

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