ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York hunting and trapping licenses for the upcoming season are now on sale.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is selling sporting licenses that are valid Sept. 1 through August 2019. Hunters also can get deer management permits for the 2018-19 seasons.

Licenses and permits are available through authorized agents, by telephone and online.

State officials say New York has nearly 600,000 licensed hunters.

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