Beginning Monday, August 13, 2012-13 freshwater fishing, hunting and trapping licenses go on sale. The Field Notes issue released Friday, July 27 incorrectly stated licenses go on sale August 16. You can purchase licenses online, by phone or in person at several DEC offices and most sporting good stores and town clerk offices. The 2012-13 licenses are valid through the recreational season, from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. If you plan to fish, hunt or trap prior to October 1, 2012, you must have a valid 2011-12 license. For details on available licenses and to find out how to purchase a license, visit DEC’s Sporting Licenses webpage.