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Guide License


State Environmental Conservation, Department of

People who want to offer wilderness guide services need a Guide License. This license is issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Covered activities include fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, canoeing, rafting, rock climbing, and ice climbing.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Division of Forest Protection and Fire Management
Guide License Unit
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-2560
Phone (518) 402-8838
Fax (518) 402-8840
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