Hunting/Fishing License

Please contact the Town Clerk’s Officeor read below for information on how to obtain a hunting or fishing license.


Hunting/Fishing Licenses are administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, License Sales Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-0001.

Go to for complete information on sporting licenses, permits and registrations.

An annual Hunting/Fishing License may be obtained from the Tully Town Clerk at the Tully Municipal Building (Mon 9am-4pm Tues 2pm-7pm Wed 9am-4pm Thurs 9am-4pm ). Fees are higher for non-NYS residents, and those claiming NYS legal residence are required to provide proof that they have been residents for more than 30 days (you may use a photocopy of your DMV driver’s license or DMV non-driver’s ID card as acceptable proof). 

Lifetime Hunting/Fishing License applications are available to New York State Residents. Telephone 518-457-3521 for more information and to obtain current fees or contact your local town clerk.  Lifetime licenses are available to residents of New York State who have been residents for at least one year immediately prior to application date. Applicants 16 years of age or older must possess either a NYS DMV driver’s license or a NYS DMV non-driver’s identification card. Lifetime licenses are effective immediately upon validation. Appropriate tags, regulations guides, and special applications (e.g., deer management permit applications) will be mailed annually to lifetime licensee. Permanent backtags will be issued and they should be carried separately from lifetime licenses.

Lifetime licensees are entitled to all hunting and fishing privileges which apply to annual license holders. They must still purchase separate privileges such as turkey permits and deer management permits.

Lifetime licenses will remain valid for use in New York regardless of a change in residency. After a change in residency, no additional lifetime types may be purchased.

Lifetime licenses are non-transferrable. Refunds for lifetime license fees will not be made under any conditions. Lifetime license fees may increase when annual license fees increase and such increases will not affect sportsmen who have previously purchased a lifetime license. Lost lifetime licenses will be replaced for a $5.00 fee. (Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing).

When a lifetime license is purchased as a gift for a child, the lifetime license application must be completed except for proof of sportsman education training. The residence of a child is the residence of his/her parents or legal guardians. A copy of the parents’ or guardians’ New York State Department of Motor Vehicles driver’s license and one other proof of residence must be submitted for a child. A gift certificate for the child will be sent to the purchaser. When the child becomes of age and completes the required sportsman education courses, he/she may complete a new application to receive a permanent identification card. If the child chooses not to hunt, he/she may receive a lifetime fishing license in lieu of the lifetime Hunting/Fishing license.