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NYS announces sale of 2023-24 hunting and trapping licenses

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that hunting and trapping licenses, along with Deer Management Permits (DMPs), for the 2023-24 season are now available for purchase.


Emphasizing the importance of hunter safety, Commissioner Basil Seggos pointed out that the tradition of hunting attracts an estimated half a million New Yorkers each year. The licenses and permits can be bought online, from DEC’s license-issuing agents, or via telephone at 866-933-2257, and are valid from September 1 through August 31.

In addition to the licenses, the DEC is promoting the Habitat & Access Stamp, a $5 item that aids in conservation projects and habitat improvement. The funds from this stamp support initiatives to conserve habitat and enhance public access for wildlife-related activities. This year, the stamp features an opossum. The DEC’s Call Center has also expanded its hours through November 30 to accommodate purchasers. Additional details, including requirements for purchasing, are available on DEC’s General Sporting License Information webpage.



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