Albany, N.Y. - The Department of Environmental Conservation says hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits for the 2014-15 season are now available for purchase.
Sporting licenses and permits can be purchased at one of DEC's 1,100 license sales outlets statewide. Licenses can also be ordered by telephone or online.
Hunting and trapping licenses are valid for one year beginning Sept. 1.
Under a new law that took effect in February, fishing licenses are now valid for 365 days from date-of-purchase.
Money from the sale of all sporting licenses goes into the Conservation Fund, which is used to manage New York's fish and wildlife populations and protect and manage fish and wildlife habitat.