New York State DEC Contact Information

Important Contact Numbers for Hunting and Wildlife Management in New York

Regional DEC Offices

Region 1: Stony Brook University

  • Wildlife: (631) 444-0310
  • Law Enforcement: (631) 444-0250
  • Hunter Education: (631) 444-0255
  • Forest Rangers: (631) 444-0291

Region 2: Long Island City

  • Wildlife: (718) 482-4922
  • Law Enforcement: (718) 482-4885
  • Hunter Education: (631) 444-0255
  • Forest Rangers: (631) 444-0291

Region 3: New Paltz

  • Wildlife: (845) 256-3098
  • Law Enforcement: (845) 256-3013
  • Hunter Education: (845) 256-3063
  • Forest Rangers: (845) 256-3026

Region 4: Schenectady and Stamford

  • Schenectady Wildlife and Hunter Ed: (518) 357-2355
  • Schenectady Law Enforcement: (518) 357-2047
  • Schenectady Forest Rangers: (518) 357-2161
  • Stamford Wildlife: (607) 652-7367

Region 5: Ray Brook and Warrensburg

  • Ray Brook Wildlife: (518) 897-1291
  • Ray Brook Law Enforcement: (518) 897-1326
  • Ray Brook Forest Rangers: (518) 897-1303
  • Warrensburg Wildlife and Hunter Ed: (518) 623-1240

Region 6: Watertown, Herkimer, Potsdam, Dexter

  • Watertown Wildlife and Forest Rangers: (315) 785-2263
  • Watertown Law Enforcement: (315) 785-2231
  • Watertown Hunter Education: (315) 785-2533
  • Herkimer, Potsdam, Dexter Offices: Various Numbers

Region 7: Syracuse and Cortland

  • Syracuse Law Enforcement: (315) 426-7431
  • Syracuse Forest Rangers: (607) 753-3095 x.223
  • Cortland Wildlife: (607) 753-3095 ext. 247
  • Cortland Hunter Ed: (607) 753-3095 ext. 242 or 247

Region 8: Avon and Bath

  • Avon Wildlife: (585) 226-5380
  • Avon Law Enforcement: (585) 226-6706
  • Avon Hunter Ed: (585) 226-5463
  • Avon Forest Rangers: (607) 622-8287
  • Bath Wildlife: (607) 776-2165

Region 9: Buffalo and Allegany

  • Buffalo Wildlife: (716) 851-7010
  • Buffalo Law Enforcement: (716) 851-7050
  • Buffalo Forest Rangers: (716) 372-0645
  • Allegany Office: Various Numbers

Other Important Numbers

  • DEC Automated Licensing System: 1-866-933-2257
  • Lifetime License Information: (518) 402-8843
  • NYC Watershed Hunting Permits: 1-800-575-5263
  • Hunter Education: 1-888-HUNT ED2 (1-888-486-8332)
  • Deer Management Hotline: 1-866-472-4332
  • Report Game Take via DECALS: 1-866-GAME-RPT (1-866-426-3778)
  • Reporting Banded Waterfowl: www.reportband.gov or 1-866-933-2257
  • Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP): decals.licensing.east.kalkomey.com/
  • Information on NY SAFE Act: 1-855-LAW-GUNS (1-855-529-4867)
  • Forest Rangers: 1-833-NYS-RANGERS (1-833-697-7264)
  • Law Enforcement (ECOs): 1-844-DEC-ECOS (1-844-332-3267)

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