Register by Aug. 20 to take exam for using leashed tracking dogs
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 5:12 pm

A written examination for people interested in obtaining a license to use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals has been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. until noon at designated Department of Environmental Conservation regional offices.

Applicants must register before Aug. 20.

For further information or to apply to take the exam, contact NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Special Licenses Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4752, (518) 402-8985.

Applications can also be obtained on DEC’s website at

Eligible applicants will be sent a letter of confirmation and a list of exam sites. The application fee is $25, which is non-refundable. In addition, the license fee is $50, payable at the same time as the application fee, for a total of $75 in fees. If an applicant fails the exam, the $50 license fee is refunded. The leashed tracking dog license is valid for five years.