Hunting & fishing licenses

The Adirondacks offer a vast wilderness, unspoiled and pristine. Hamilton County is one of the largest and least populated counties in the United States. Much of the Adirondack wild is publicly owned land – creating a perfect environment in New York for outdoor recreation and traditional wilderness sports such as hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Sportsmen and women can obtain their hunting and fishing licenses at several locations in the Adirondacks. 

Hunting license

Hunting seasons as well as licensing and reporting requirements are all administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. If you have purchased a New York State hunting license before, you may order one on-line. Qualified hunters may also purchase licenses from town clerks and at many sporting goods stores.

Fishing license

A fishing license is required to fish Adirondack waterways for anyone over 16. Purchase your license from town clerks, outdoor stores, or online through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The following are locations where licenses can be obtained:

Inlet Town Clerk
160 Route 28
PO Box 179
Inlet, NY 13360
Phone: 315-357-5771
Open Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - noon & 1 - 3 p.m.

Indian Lake Town Clerk
Town Hall
Pelon Road
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Phone: 518 648-5211 
Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Long Lake Town Clerk
1130 Deerland Rd.
Long Lake, NY 12847
Phone: 518 624-3088
Open Mon. - Fri.,  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lake Pleasant Town Clerk
2679 Rt. 8-Town Hall
Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
518-548-3625 Ext. #1
Open Mon-Fri.,  9 a.m. - noon, and 1 - 3 p.m.

Tanner's Outdoor Sports
#2854 Rt. 8
Speculator, NY 12164
Open Mon. - Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Tues., except July - Aug
Open Sun. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hamilton County DMV
#102 Countyview Drive
Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
Open Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.