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 is home to the oldest geologic site in the world, with evidence of a prehistoric forest dating back roughly 387 million years. In 2012, an archaeological dig at a stone quarry on town property discovered the remains of some of the earliest trees to evolve.  These Devonian period fossil root systems form the footprint of an ancient stand of trees belonging to the world’s oldest known forest. Evidence of an extinct, palm-like tree named cladoxylopsid was discovered, as well as conifer relative (archaeopteris) that may be the missing link between trees that reproduce with spores (like ferns) and the seed bearing trees we know today.

(Photo from: Claude Haton.)