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...

Native wildlife has been expanding steadily in our region since the mid-1970s. Residents and visitors are very familiar with the large White-tailed Deer population in Cairo, and Black Bear sightings are not uncommon.

Rarely seen species on the rise include the Bobcat, Red & Grey Foxes, and even the Canada Lynx.

Smaller mammals like Beavers, Raccoons, Muskrats & Skunks abound, and we now even catch glimpses of Fishers, Martins, and Otters in our midst.

(Photo from: Tim Christie.)