The Official New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App was created in a collaborative effort between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and ParksByNature Network™.

Gain access to useful information in the palm of your hand. This innovative outdoor guide, powered by Pocket Ranger® technology, brings the wilderness to your fingertips and helps you plan the perfect adventure in the great outdoors, from fishing, hunting, trapping and even camping! That’s right! We’ve made it easy for you to find places to plan your next camping trip.

With the app’s “Nearest Me” feature, uncover which wildlife resource management areas or public fishing areas are closest to you, so you can embark on your adventure right away. You can even use the “Mark A Spot” feature to mark your favorite places to recall later on.

Pocket Ranger® provides plenty of other standard features and advanced GPS technology to maximize any outdoor excursion:

•Places to fish, hunt, trap, shellfish, and camp
•Species profiles
•Season Dates and maps
•Rules and regulations
•License and permit information
•Advanced GPS mapping features
•Cache map tiles for offline use
•Mark waypoints
•Real-time calendar of events
•News and advisories
•Message Inbox feature that allows users to see official push notifications on alerts and advisories

With the Official New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife app in your pocket, prepare to experience New York like never before.

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*The enhanced features on the app are designed to function in areas with little to no mobile reception; however, some of the features require mobile data reception in order to function properly.

*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 6.7.49

App updated to the latest codebase.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
575 Ratings

575 Ratings


Well put together and thought of app

I am so glad I found this app since using it has been nothing but a world of knowledge and fun.
I highly recommend it to everyone in the Fishing community and the hunting community.
It has everything one can ask in more.
Thank you so much for creating it.
yours truly George Barnes.

t outdoore ,


Everything is right at your fingertips, no need to go through the booklet anymore. Plus everyone has there phone on them, not everyone has the rule book with them. They need to update the youth hunting seasons from 2016 to the new year

m kmio ,


This app has been my favorite app on my phone ever since I saw it I use it mainly for fishing with occasional hunting now I don’t have to go to the dec web site to know the exact size I can take or if the stripper and fluke season is over


ParksByNature Network LLC
230.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 ParksByNature Network LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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