August 9, 2012 —
NEW YORK STATE —Freshwater fishing, hunting and trapping licenses for the 2012-13 season will go on sale on Monday, August 13. You can purchase licenses online, by phone or in person at DEC offices and most sporting goods stores and town clerk offices. The 2012-13 licenses are valid from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. If you plan to fish, hunt or trap prior to October 1, 2012, you must have a valid 2011-12 license. Visit www.dec.ny.gov/permits/365.html .