Hunting in St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence County is located in New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Region 6. This region includes areas from the St. Lawrence River into the western Adirondacks. There are a number of hunting opportunities from small game to deer, coyote and various waterfowl. There are however some special regulations that must be followed in certain Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), such as the Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area along the St. Lawrence River near Massena, and the Upper and Lower Lake Wildlife Management Area outside of Canton. Visit the NYS DEC website for more details on restrictions and regulations.

There are also a few large game farms in the county, offering guided hunts on their wildlife preserves. These preserves offer the opportunity to hunt for Russian boar, buffalo, elk, rams, fallow bucks and does and whitetail. The also offer packages for waterfowl, pheasant and turkey.

Hunting licenses can be obtained from Town Clerks, or from the NYS DEC and online registration. Or for more information call tool free 1-866-933-2257. Internet customers who have previously held a NYS sporting license will need their Customer ID number from a previous year. NYS residents must have a NYS Driver’s license number recorded in the system in order to apply online. Youth ages 12-15 must have a parent or legal guardian assist with internet sale. Allow for up to 3 weeks for delivery when purchasing online.

Resident and non-resident mail in license applications can also be found on the same online registration page from the DEC.


Bear Tag (also need Big Game, Bowhunting, Muzzelloading, or Super Sportsman Priviledge $50
Big Game (Deer Only) $140
Bowhunting $140
Fishing – Season $70
Fishing One Day $15
Fishing Seven Day $35
Jr. Bowhunting (age 14-15) $9
Jr. Hunting (12-15) $5
Muzzleloading (14+) $140
Recreational Marine Fishing Season $15
Recreational Marine Fishing One Day $5
Recreational Marine Fishing 7 day $10
Small Game $85
Super Sportsman (small & big game, fishing, muzzleloading, bowhunting & turkey permit) $280
Trapping $310
Turkey Permit (need small-game priviledge) $50

NYS Resident
Bowhunting (Need big-game privilege) $21
Bowhunting (Senior 70+, need big-game privilege) FREE
Bowhunting (40%+ military disability, need big game privilege) FREE
Conservation Legacy (Super Sportsman, Habitat Stamp & Conservationist) $96
Fishing (season age 16-69) $29
Fishing (senior 70+) $5
Fishing (40%+ military disability) $5
Fishing (one day) $5
Fishing (7-day) $15
Jr. Bowhunting (14-15) $9
Jr. Hunting (12-15) $5
Jr. Trapping (under 16) $6
Muzzleloading (need big game privilege) $21
Muzzleloading (Senior 70+, need big-game privilege) FREE
Muzzleloading (40%+ military disability, need big game privilege) FREE
Recreational Marine Fishing (Season) $10
Recreational Marine Fishing (One Day) $4
Recreational Marine Fishing (7 day) $8
Small/Big Game $29
Small Game $26
Sportsman (16-69, small/big game and fishing) $47
Sportsman (40%+ military disability, small/big game and fishing) $5
Sportsman (senior 70+, small/big game, and fishing) $10
Super Sportsman (small/big game, fishing, muzzleloading, bow & turkey permit) $88
Trapping $21
Trapping (senior 70+) $5
Trapping (40%+ military disability) FREE
Trapper Super Sportsman (see Super Sportsman, plus Trapping) $88
Turkey Permit (need small game privilege) $10

Lifetime licenses are also available for NYS Residents fee range from $65 to $765 depending on the license and age of the resident.