The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the 2018-19 sporting licenses and Deer Management Permits are now on sale.
Hunting and Trapping Licenses can be purchased at any of the DEC license-issuing outlets, by phone, or online. The Licenses will be valid from September 1st to August 31st of next year.
Through Oct. 1, the DEC Call Center is accessible from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Regular call center weekday hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) will resume on Oct. 2.
Individuals should have the following items ready when buying a license:
Complete contact information (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number);
DEC customer ID number (if applicable);
Proof of residency (e.g., driver’s license or non-driver’s ID with a valid NYS address)
If purchasing by phone or internet, a valid credit card.
If not already entered in DEC’s automated licensing system, individuals are required to provide proof of hunter or trapper education certification or a copy of a previous license for all hunting and trapping license purchases. For additional information, visit the General Sporting License Information webpage on DEC’s website.