Anyone who is 16 years of age or older must have a fishing
license in order to fish. Minors under the age of 12 may
not obtain a hunting license nor hunt wildlife.
Licenses and permits are valid from October 1 through
Free Small/Big Game, Fishing, and Trapping licenses are
available to NYS residents who have the appropriate Sportsmen
Education and are active service members of the NYS Militia,
US Reserve Forces, or certain members of the US Armed
Forces. For more information, call (518) 402-8843 or visit
the DEC web site at www.dec.ny.gov
A current year lost license may be replaced at any license
issuing outlet at a cost of $5 for each license type.
Big game carcass tag sets or turkey carcass tag sets may
be replaced at a cost of $10 per tag set. There is no
charge to replace a lost back tag.
For further information, please visit the DEC's web site