You have to have a license!

ALBANY – The 2010-2011 hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may be purchased beginning Monday, Aug. 16.

Licenses and permits can be purchased at one of DEC’s 1,500 license sales outlets statewide. Sporting licenses can also be ordered by mail or by telephone and via the Internet at (look for the “Purchase a Sporting License” link on the home page). Sporting licenses are valid beginning Oct. 1 – Sept. 30, 2011.