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Tribal Members May Apply Directly for Off-Territory NYSDEC Fishing Licenses

Apr 27, 2020

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division is notifying tribal members that it is not able to offer NYSDEC hunting and fishing licenses during the COVID-19 response. The Environment Division Office is currently closed and the issuance of the fishing licenses are classified as non-essential.

Tribal members may apply or renew fishing licenses directly with the NYSDEC by emailing: fw.internetsales@dec.ny.gov or fax (518) 402-9025. The NYSDEC license is free for Native Americans and is for off-territory fishing only, as tribal members do not need a license to fish within the jurisdiction of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.

To apply for a NYSDEC fishing license, please include a copy of valid SRMT identification card and proof of New York State residency, such as the following:

  • NYS driver license from DMV showing a valid NYS address
  • NYS non-driver identification from DMV showing a valid NYS address
  • Current NYS vehicle registration showing a valid NYS address
  • IT-201 OR W-2 income tax form from the previous year
  • Current voter registration card
  • Current student ID card from a New York State College or University
  • Military Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) OR military orders
  • Current pay stub OR note on letterhead from a current employer. Either must verify your legal NYS address.
  • or, First Nation Status Card from Mohawk Council of Akwesasne for members living in Canada and proof of residency on Canadian side of territory accepted as well.

If you have trouble making a transaction, call the following phone number for assistance, 1-866-933-2257, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please practice responsible fishing and avoid spawning beds, as well as follow all applicable fishing regulations.

We appreciate your understanding and wish that you and your families remain safe during this difficult time.