New York State DEC Sportsman’s Education:
Hunter Safety Course, Bow Hunter Safety Course, Trapper Course and Waterfowl ID Course.
All hunters must first take a Sportsman’s education course before they can purchase hunting or trapping license. You may take a course here at the LI Outdoorsman for free of charge. Due to long delays between classes and a long waiting list, we suggest that you check the NYS DEC Sportsman’s Education class list frequently for class availability. Here is the link: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9191.html.
Once you have completed the required Sportsman’s education course, you may purchase your hunting license here at the LI Outdoorsman annually. There is also an option for lifetime license for a one-time fee. Prices for these licenses vary depending upon type of license and the age of the licensee.