Disabled veterans can get reduced fee hunting and fishing licenses and preference for Deer Management Permits from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Who is Eligible?
Veterans with service-related disability of 40 percent or more. Annual proof is required from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
For more information about reduced fee licenses and permit preference, contact your DEC Regional Offices or the Deer Management Permit Information Hotline: 1-866-472-4332.
If you need assistance, or just want to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for, schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors, all Veterans themselves.
- Call 1-888-838-7697 to speak to an advisor.
- Schedule a phone or video consultation online.
- Use our search to find a Services Office near you.