A heads- up for hunting enthusiasts! Monday was the first day you could get your hands on a hunting and trapping license for the upcoming season.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says sporting licenses and deer management permits for the 2016-'17 season are now available for purchase. Licenses and permits are sold at any of the DEC's license-issuing agents, and can be purchased in person, by phone or online.
The hunting and trapping licenses are valid for one year, beginning September first.
For more information, contact the DEC call center at 1-866-933-2257, or visit the DEC's website.