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 September
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
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 at