The Town Clerk's Office acts as a sales agent for the
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, selling hunting and
fishing licenses for residents and non-residents of New York State. The
conservation license year is October 1 - September 30 of the following year -
for example, October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011. Before purchasing a
license, hunters must provide proof of hunter education and proof of
Proof of hunter education is EITHER a previous hunting
license OR a hunter education certificate. Bow hunters must provide
additional proof of bow-hunter education - either a previous bow license or a
bow-hunter education certificate. (Non-resident hunters should check the
DEC website for acceptable proofs of hunter education). Only proof of residency
is necessary for fishing licenses.
The most common residency proofs are: NYS driver's
license, NYS vehicle registration, NYS non-driver's ID, student ID, or a
parent's driver's license for a minor. Additional proofs are shown on the
DEC web site.
Non-residents may purchase NYS hunting and fishing
licenses at an additional charge. They must still provide proof of hunter
education before purchasing a hunting license.
Fees for both resident and non-resident licenses are
posted on the NYSDEC web site, http://www.dec.ny.gov.