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Permit Requirements for Fisher & Marten

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Following completion of the New York State Fisher Management Plan, regulations were adopted to:

  • Reduce the fisher (and marten) trapping season from 46 days to 30 days in select Adirondack Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in the Northern Zone (yellow area on the map).
  • Establish a 6-day fisher trapping season in selected WMUs in Central/Western New York (blue area on the map).
  • Require a free special annual permit for all fisher trapping. The special permit will enable DEC to collect important data for managing fisher harvests.

Permit Conditions:

  • To trap fisher anywhere in the state or marten in Adirondack WMUs, obtain a Special Free Annual Fisher Permit or combination Fisher/Marten Permit (yellow area on map) from DEC regional Bureau of Wildlife offices as outlined in the table below.
  • Submit the skull or lower jaw of all harvested fishers and the entire carcass of all harvested martens at the time of pelt sealing.
  • Complete and submit a trapping activity log, even if you did not trap, within 10 days after the close of the season.

To Obtain a Free Annual Fisher or Fisher/Marten Permit:

Only one fisher or fisher/marten permit is needed to trap these species anywhere in New York where the season is open.

Contact your Regional Wildlife Office (see table below), or apply by e-mail. You must provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Species (fisher or fisher/marten)
  • Mailing address
  • DEC ID # (from your trapping license or backtag)
  • Phone number and/or e-mail address

Apply by e-mail to: wildlife@dec.ny.gov, type “Fisher/Marten Permit” in the subject line. Please be sure to include the information listed above and the primary county where you plan to trap.

DEC Region

Fisher/Marten

Fisher

Address

Phone

3

N/A

Contact any Regional Wildlife Office to obtain a free annual permit to trap fisher in any WMU with an open season (other than those listed for fisher/marten).

21 S Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561

845-256-3088

4

65561 State Hwy 10, Stamford, NY 12167

607-652-2302

5

5C, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 6F, 6J

232 Golf Course Rd, Warrensburg, NY 12885

518-623-1240

6

317 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601

315-785-2534

7

N/A

1285 Fisher Ave, Cortland, NY 13045

607-753-3095, x. 247

8

7291 Coon Rd, Bath, NY 14810

607-622-8271

9

182 E Union St, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706

716-372-0645