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New D-E-C Sporting License Website Suffering From Glitches and Kinks
Monday, August 18, 2014
New D-E-C Sporting License Website Suffering From Glitches and Kinks
The DEC is struggling to work out kinks in its new on-line system to purchase nunting and fishing licenses.
 
DEC Commissoner Joe Martens said Friday the State Department of Environmental Conservation is doing everything possible to deal with problems in the new system.
 
The DEC is dealing with reports that the new licensing system is inconsistent in the length of time it takes individuals to get their licenses.
 
There's been reports of sportsmen having difficulty buying deer management permits, problems with using the new camo-colored paper supplied by the state for the licenses, printing out of the licenses on the state supplied printers and making the numbers on each panel on the individual licenses line up properly.
 
Others are griping about difficulties in navigating the system in the time it takes to complete a purchase and that many holders of lifetime sportsmen's licenses are several weeks late in getting their hunting permits for the coming fall season.
 
The problems come as Governor Cuomo continues to push the state as a destination for hunters and anglers through the State's Open for Hunting and Fishing initiative. 
 
The Governor and the State Legislature has restructured and lowered the costs of hunting and fishing licenses, spent millions of dollars on to increase access to public lands for outdoors enthusiasts,  legalized the use of crossbows - and released a new smartphone hunting, fishing and wildlife app.
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