License year - October 1 through September 30.

Training required

Hunting - small game, big game, muzzleloading requires a previous hunting license or hunter education certificate.

Trapping - trapping or junior trapping requires a previous trapping license or trapper education course.
Bowhunting - bowhunting or junior archery requires both hunting (see above) and bowhunting training.

Residency Requirements:

  1. New York State residents are entitled to combination, junior trapping, senior, or individual resident licenses.
    1. DMV license identification
    2. Affidavit plus criteria (where do you vote?)
  2. Non-residents can purchase only non-resident licenses, except for junior archery and junior hunting  licenses
  3. Junior archery and junior hunting provide the same privilege at same price to both residents and non-residents.


Amount Description
$5.00 Senior Sportsman age 65 or military disability* (40% or greater)
16.00 Small game
19.00 Small & big game
16.00 Trapping
16.00 Bowhunting (big game license req’d)
16.00 Muzzleloading (big game license req’d)
37.00 Small game, big game and fishing/Sportsman *
68.00 Fishing, small game, big game, bowhunting, muzzleloading and turkey permit/Super Sportsman*

Non-resident fees:

Amount Description
40.00 Season
25.00 7 day license ( must be consecutive)
15.00 One day
37.00 Sportsman
6.00 Jr. Trapping (under 16)
9.00 Jr. Archery (14 - 15 years)
250.00 Hunting, fishing, bowhunting, muzzleloading and turkey permit/Non-resident Super Sportsman*
55.00 Small game with gun or bow*
110.00 Deer with gun, muzzleloader, or bow with proof of bow ed.*
110.00 Deer only with a bow*
110.00 Deer only with a muzzleloader*
30.00 Bear only*
30.00 Wild turkey only*

*See NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Hunting & Trapping Guide