How To Get A Hunting License In New York
When some people imagine the Empire State, they wonder how to score hot Broadway tickets, but you might rather know how to get a hunting license in New York. Sure, Broadway is nice, but hunting big game in the Adirondacks is better. Lucky for you, getting a New York hunting license only takes a few steps.
- Get Schooled. If you have never held a hunting license before, every New York hunting license requires you to complete a minimum ten-hour hunter education course, plus bowhunter education if you want to hunt big game with a bow. A previous hunting license, bowhunter education certificate or bowhunter stamp may suffice. Lucky for you, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation will honor a hunter education certificate from another state. Check the New York Department of Environmental Conservation website for class times and locations.
- Purchase A License. New York offers resident and non-resident hunting licenses at a variety of price points and with different privileges. As of 2010, the least expensive option for residents age 16-64 is the Sportsman license, which costs 47 dollars. A non-resident New York hunting license will cost you more, but you have many options to choose from.
- Acquire Stamps, Tags and Permits. To hunt certain animals in New York, you must purchase the appropriate permit, tag or stamp, such as a turkey permit or a Federal Duck Stamp for migratory waterfowl.
- Tips. For a resident hunting license, you have to live in New York for 30 days prior to your license application. If you have a disability, you may qualify for a non-ambulatory license to shoot from a motor vehicle or a modified license that makes accommodations for your bow. Disabled veterans quality for reduced New York hunting license fees.