Military Hunting and Fishing presents New York.

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Active Duty Military

Free hunting/big game, free fishing and free trapping licenses are available to NYS residents who have the appropriate Sportsmen Education and are active service members of the military.

What free license types will be available to qualifying military personnel? Under the Patriot Plan the following FREE license types will be available:

  • Small/Big Game License
  • Trapping License
  • Fishing Season License
  • All other licenses/permits are available at regular prices.

Disabled Veterans

Veterans with service-related disability of 40% or more (annual proof required) can get reduced fee hunting and fishing licenses and preference for Deer Management Permits.

For more information about reduced fee licenses and permit preference, contact DEC regional offices or the Deer Management Permit Information Hotline: 1-866-472-4332.

License Information

General Hunting Fishing
Purchase License Online Hunting License Information Fishing License Information
Duplicate / Replacement Lifetime Licensing Lifetime Licensing
License Agent Listings (use option 3) Hunting Regulations Fishing Regulations
Permits Gun Regulations Disabled Veteran License Information

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