According to the New York state laws, you need a hunting license if you are above 11 years. Applicants below the age of 16 have to show guardian or parental consent if asked. The best about hunting in New York is that you are considered a resident if you have lived there for more than a month.
In addition to the resident and non-resident licenses, this state has the following special licenses: youth, senior, military/veteran and disability licenses. If you are eligible for any of these, apply and enjoy a reduced fee.
Approved license retailers are found all over New York but you can also buy online.