How do I apply for a hunting or fishing license?

The Town Clerk’s Office serves as a sales agent for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

  • Fishing Licenses are required for anyone 16 years of age and older. Identification is required (i.e. New York State Driver’s License). A Senior License is available for those 70 years and older.
  • Hunting Licenses can be obtained by providing identification, a hunter training certificate or a previous hunting license. A Senior License is also available for hunting.
    • Hunting License is available for 12 year olds who have taken the hunter training course and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • Bow Hunting Licenses are available with proper identification, a current hunting license and a previous bow hunting stamp or bow hunting training certificate.
    • Archery is available to 14 year olds with all of the Jr. Hunter requirements and a bow hunter training certificate.
  • Non-Resident Licenses are available with identification and eligibility requirements.
  • Guidelines for Hunting & Fishing Regulations may be found on the NYS DEC Website.
Did you know...

Did you know...

Cairo was home to some of the first Ski Slopes in Greene County, pre-dating the mountain runs of Hunter & Windham.   Rope tows provided skiers with a ride to the highest points, and the downhill trails were significantly less challenging than those today. These somewhat humble facilities were set up to provide outdoor activities that would draw guests to Boarding Houses in winter months. Their popularity validated and inspired the development of the modern Ski Resorts in the Great Northern Catskill Mountains.