The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wants anglers and hunters to be aware of two non-DEC websites that allow you to purchase licenses. 

The non-DEC websites allow one to  purchase a fishing license, hunting license, or receive hunter education training that meets New York requirements.These sites also provide information on how their products can simplify the purchase of a New York State fishing license or hunting license.

The two websites are:

While some of this information is correct and could be useful, these sites also offer the consumer to purchase time-saving downloads for recreational licensing services that are specifically NOT affiliated with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Consumers on theses sites should be aware that  they are only getting "assistance" for their money, not an actual hunting or fishing license. Also, money spent on these sites is not a credit toward the purchase of a hunting or fishing license.

All of the New York licensing information that one needs can be found on the DEC Sporting Licenses webpage at