Sporting Licenses

Fishing, Hunting & Trapping

Purchase Licenses

Sporting licenses for fishing, hunting and trapping may be purchased at the Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours.

Regular Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Office is located at 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover Plains, NY 12522.

Sporting Licenses may also be purchased online on the DEC website.

New DEC Hunter Education Course

From April 13, 2020 until June 30, 2020, the NYS DEC has set up and approved an on line Hunter Education Course for first-time hunters who want to hunt during New York's turkey hunting season. 

The curriculum is identical to what is taught in the traditional classroom course. Students who successfully complete the online course and pass the final exam will receive a hunter education certificate and may purchase a hunting license from a DEC license-issuing agent. 

The cost of the course is $19.95. The course is available to individuals age 11 and older. Traditional, classroom-based courses will resume at a future date. 

For more information or to take the course visit


The age for senior licenses is 70 years old.


Frequently asked questions regarding new changes in fishing, hunting and trapping licenses are posted on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: Permits, Licenses, and Registrations website.

Contact Us

Please call the Town Clerk's Office at (845) 832-6111 with any questions or concerns.