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 6.7.60

Improved launch speed

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K 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

petit_beignet ,

Seems good in theory

Seems like it would be good, but has a few major flaws.

Should note, that I intended to use this to scout publish fishing access easements.

Seems like you have to literally be in the area with rod in hand to populate the map with access spots nearby. Not great for preseason scouting.

Cannot just open a map of the state and see pins with access points and explore from there.

The “Where to Fish” tab for streams is just a list of stream. I have no idea where some of these are, and would like to see a map version of that list for the entire state.

Overall, the app could be useful, but it would be great if DEC made access data public as a KML file so a person could populate more powerful GPS apps like Gaia and OnX with their own layers.


ParksByNature Network LLC
188.3 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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