1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Environmental Conservation
  4. Article 11: Fish and Wildlife
  5. Title 5: Fish and Wildlife Management Practices Cooperative Program; Prohibitions; Taking of Fish, Wildlife, Shellfish and Crustacea For Scientific or Propagation Purposes; Destructive Wildlife; Rabies Control; Guides; Endangered Species


Section 11-0515 Licenses to collect, possess or sell for propagation, scientific or exhibition purposes

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

Licenses to collect, possess or sell for propagation,

   scientific or exhibition purposes.

  1. The department may issue to any person a license revocable at its pleasure to collect or possess fish, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea, or aquatic insects, birds' nests or eggs for propagation, banding, scientific or exhibition purposes. The department in its discretion may require an applicant to pay a license fee of ten dollars, and to file a bond of two hundred dollars to be approved by the department that he or she will not violate any provisions of this article. Each licensee shall file with the department a report containing such information as the department may require. Such license shall be in force for one year only and shall not be transferable.

  2. The department may also issue a license revocable at its pleasure to possess and sell protected fish, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea or aquatic insects for propagation, scientific or exhibition purposes. The department in its discretion may require a license fee of ten dollars. Such license shall be in force for one year only and shall not be transferable. Each licensee shall file with the department a report containing such information as the department may require. Fish, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea or aquatic insects lawfully possessed under this section may be sold at any time by the licensee for propagation, scientific or exhibition purposes only.

  3. The department may also issue a revocable license to possess distressed wildlife for rehabilitation purposes. The department may adopt regulations concerning the qualifications, appointment and duties of wildlife rehabilitators and the procedures for license issuance and revocation.

  4. The department shall have power to make regulations governing the possession of such fish, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea and aquatic insects to protect them from cruelty, disease or undue discomfort and to protect the public from attack or contamination.