The Town Clerk’s Office acts as a License Issuing Agent for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The Town Clerk sells hunting and fishing licenses for residents and non-residents of New York State. The conservation license year runs October 1 through September 30 of the following year. Before purchasing a hunting license, applicants must provide proof of hunter education and proof of residency. Fishing licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase/activation. There is no education requirement to obtain a fishing license.
A hunter education course is required for anyone who cannot show proof that they have ever possessed a hunting license
Hunter education certificates and sporting licenses from all other states and countries are honored
Hunters wishing to bow hunt must take an additional bowhunter education course
Anyone 12 years of age or older must obtain a hunting license
Hunters under the age of 16 must apply for a license in person, show their birth certificate and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
To replace a lost license, tag, or turkey permit: Contact any license issuing agent. A $5.00 fee will be charged for each license replacement.
Anyone under the age of 16 may fish without a license in New York State
Age 16 and older requires a fishing license
Non-residents of New York State can purchase an individual non-resident license
Proof of Age Identification Document
Proof of New York State residency for residency rate (driver’s license or non-driver ID document)
For detailed information about hunting and fishing privileges in New York State, visit the NYSDEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov.
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