State Creates Special Outdoor License Plate As Incentive to Buy Lifetime Outdoor Sports Licenses
Outdoor sports enthusiasts will be give a new decorative state license plate if they purchase a lifetime hunting and fishing license.
The cost of a lifetime hunting license is about $535. A lifetime fishing license is about $460 and a lifetime pass to state parks would cost $750.
Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday that the new lifetime permits come with a decorative fishing and hunting I love New York state license plates, which will help the state advertise the outdoors.
The offer goes first to the 2 million current holders of the hunting and fishing licenses and parks passes.
Cuomo hopes the effort boosts tourism, especially in Upstate New York, Cuomo said hunting and fishing can draw tourists north from New York City.
He also hopes to increase state revenue, but said his proposed budget does not count on new revenue for this year.