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Type

Age

Fee

Conservation Legacy

16–69 Yrs.

$96

Qualifications: Hunter Education Certificate OR previous hunting license, PLUS acceptable Bowhunter Education Certificate, OR Bow Stamp issued 1980 or later, OR NYS Jr. Bowhunting License issued 1980 or later.

Privileges: All the privileges that apply to a Super Sportsman License plus a Habitat and Access Stamp and subscription to the Conservationist Magazine.

For just $8.00 more than the cost of a Super Sportsman, you get a Habitat Stamp and subscription to the Conservationist magazine — a $17.00 value.

Super Sportsman

16–69 Yrs.

$88

Qualifications: Same as Conservation Legacy.

Privileges: All the privileges that apply to fishing, small game, big game, bowhunting, muzzleloading licenses and turkey permit.

Trapper Super Sportsman

16–69 Yrs.

$88

Qualifications: Hunter & Trapper Education Certificates OR proof of previous hunting and trapping licenses.

Privileges: All the privileges that apply to small game, big game, muzzleloading, fishing and trapping licenses and turkey permits.

Sportsman

16–69 Yrs.

$47

Qualifications: Hunter Education Certificate OR previous hunting license.

Privileges: All the privileges that apply to fishing, small game and big game hunting.

Senior Sportsman

70+ Yrs.

$10

Qualifications: Hunter Education Certificate OR previous hunting license.

Privileges: All the privileges that apply to fishing, small game and big game hunting.

Small and Big Game

16–69 Yrs.

$29

Qualifications: Hunter Education Certificate OR previous hunting license. If Patriot (see page), NO FEE.

Privileges: Hunt small game species with gun or bow during appropriate seasons. Hunt deer and bear with gun, crossbow, muzzleloader or bow (with appropriate bow privilege) during the regular season, or hunt with shotgun or muzzleloader during the January firearms season (permit required) in Suffolk County (WMU 1C).

NOTE: Those under 18 who are hunting big game for the first time as a holder of a big game license must be accompanied for the entire season by a parent or legal guardian, or a person over 18 (holding written permission from parent or guardian) with at least one year’s experience in hunting bear or deer. Accompanier must have a current license that allows the hunting of big game.

Deer Management Permit (DMP)
(Must apply by October 1)

14+ Yrs.
12+ Yrs. (Youth Bowhunting Only)

$10

Qualifications: Available to holders of Conservation Legacy, Super Sportsman, Trapper Super Sportsman, Sportsman, Big & Small Game licenses for a non-refundable $10 application fee. The application fee is waived for Lifetime Sportsman licenses purchased prior to Oct. 1, 2009, and all Junior Hunters & Junior Bowhunters.

Privileges: Application for an antlerless deer tag that is issued by random computer selection. This tag is valid for hunting antlerless deer only (both antlers less than 3″ long) in a selected Wildlife Management Unit.
See DMP map on page 30.

Military Disabled Sportsman

16+ Yrs.

$5

Qualifications: Hunter Education Certificate OR previous hunting license PLUS 40% or greater service-related military disability documented annually by a letter dated in the current year from the Veteran’s Administration (unless VA letter states “Permanent”).

Privileges: Same as Sportsman license.

Bowhunting Privilege (must be accompanied by valid big game license)

16–69 Yrs.

$21

Qualifications: Current year license to hunt big game, PLUS Acceptable Bowhunter Education Certificate, OR Bowhunting Stamp issued in 1980 or later, OR NYS Jr. Bowhunting License issued in 1980 or later.

Privileges: Hunt deer and bear with bow only during bowhunting season.

NOTE: Residents hunting bear or deer with a bow during the regular season must possess both a valid big game license and either a current bowhunting privilege or a valid bowhunter education certificate. This includes Westchester and Suffolk counties.

FREE Bowhunting Privilege
(must be accompanied by valid big game license)

70+ Yrs. OR
40%+ Military Disabled

No Fee

Qualifications: Same as Bowhunter Privilege

Privileges: Same as Bowhunter Privilege

Muzzleloading Privilege
(must be accompanied by valid big game license)

14–69 Yrs.

$21

Qualifications: Current year license to hunt big game.

Privileges: Hunt deer and bear with a muzzleloading firearm during muzzleloading season, and the January special firearms season in Suffolk County (WMU 1C). With this privilege, crossbows may also be used to hunt deer and bear in the late muzzleloading seasons.

FREE Muzzleloading
(must be accompanied by valid big game license)

70+ Yrs. OR
40%+ Military Disabled

No Fee

Qualifications: Same as Muzzleloading Privilege.

Privileges: Same as Muzzleloading Privilege.

Small Game

16–69 Yrs.

$26

Qualifications: Hunter Education Certificate OR previous hunting license.

Privileges: Hunt small game species with gun or bow during appropriate seasons.

 

 

Junior Bowhunting (must apply in person accompanied by parent or legal guardian)

12–15 Yrs.

$9

Qualifications: Hunter Education Certificate OR previous hunting license, PLUS acceptable Bowhunter Education certificate, OR previous Jr. Bowhunting License PLUS proof of age (birth certificate) for
1st time applicants.

Privileges:

Ages 12–13: Hunt deer and bear with bow during the bowhunting season and the regular season, when accompanied* by a parent, legal guardian, or a “youth mentor” 21 years or older and designated in writing.

Ages 14–15: Hunt deer and bear with bow during the bowhunting season and the regular season, when accompanied* by a parent, legal guardian or person 18 years or older and designated in writing .

* Accompanier must have certain privileges and a number of years of hunting experience in hunting .

Junior Hunting (must apply in person
accompanied by parent or legal guardian)

12–15 Yrs.

$5

Qualifications: Hunter Education Certificate OR previous hunting license, PLUS proof of age (e.g. birth certificate or passport) for 1st time applicants.

Privileges:

Ages 12–13: Hunt small game species with gun or bow during appropriate seasons when accompanied* by a parent, legal guardian, or person 21 or over with written permission from parent/guardian.

Ages 14–15: Hunt small game species with gun or bow (with appropriate bow eligibility) during appropriate seasons when accompanied* by a parent, legal guardian, or person 18 or over with written permission from parent/guardian. Hunt big game species with a gun, crossbow (see page 12), or bow (with appropriate bow eligibility) when accompanied* by a parent, legal guardian or “youth mentor” 21 years or older designated in writing (see permission form on page 35 of this guide).

* Accompanier must have a current hunting license, and if the youth is using a crossbow, accompanier must be certified in crossbow use (see page 12). Junior Hunters do not need a Federal Duck Stamp to hunt waterfowl.

Turkey Permit

12+ Yrs.

$10

Qualifications: Current year license to hunt small game.

*Turkey tags are included with the purchase of a Conservation Legacy, Super Sportsman, Trapper Super Sportsman, or Lifetime Sportsman License. To hunt turkey, all hunters must have a turkey permit. There are no exceptions.

Habitat and Access Stamp

Any

$5

Venison Donation (help feed the hungry by supporting NY’s venison donation program)

Any

$1 or more

Conservation Patron (includes Habitat Access Stamp
and Conservationist subscription)

Any

$12

Federal Duck Stamp (available at most Post Offices
and some sporting goods stores)

16+ Yrs.

$15

Qualifications: Validated by holder’s signature on the face of the stamp, AND NYS Conservation Legacy, Trapper Super Sportsman, Super Sportsman, Sportsman, Senior Sportsman, Small and Big Game, or Small Game license.

Privileges: Hunt migratory waterfowl. It is not needed for gallinules, coot, crows, rails, woodcock or snipe. All migratory game bird hunters, including Junior Hunters must register with the Harvest Information Program by calling toll free 1-888-427-5447 or register online at: www.ny-hip.com

Trapping

16–69 Yrs.

$21

Qualifications: Trapper Education Certificate OR previous trapping license.

Privileges: Set traps for species during their appropriate season (see page 54).

Discounted Trapping

70+ Yrs.

$5

40% Military Disabled

Free

Qualifications: Same as Trapping PLUS 40% or greater service-related military disability documented annually by a letter from Veteran’s Administration, unless your VA letter states “Permanent’, or Patriot.

Privileges: Same as trapping.

Junior Trapping (must apply in person, accompanied by parent or legal guardian)

Under 16 Yrs.

$6

Qualifications: Trapper Education Certificate OR previous trapping license.

Privileges: Same as trapping. See trapper mentoring information.

Note: Fishing privileges are included in Conservation Legacy, Super Sportsman, Trapper Super Sportsman, Sportsman and Senior Sportsman licenses.

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