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New York DEC Encourages Gifting of Lifetime Fishing, Trapping and Hunting Licenses

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With Christmas right around the corner, the Department of Conservation reminded New Yorkers that the holidays are a great time to give someone a lifetime conservation license here in our state.

From the New York Department of Conservation:

Lifetime licenses are available to New York State residents who have lived in the state for at least one year prior to purchase. There will be proof of residency required.

They can be purchased at any license-issuing agent, by phone (866-922-2257), or online with a current NYS DMV driver or non-driver ID containing a valid NYS address. Allow two weeks for delivery of lifetime licenses purchased online or by phone.

Lifetime Licenses may also be purchased as gifts for residents under the age of 16 with proof of age (birth certificate, passport, driver’s license) and proof of residency (parent/legal guardian proof of residency) for the recipient. Gift lifetime licenses can be purchased in person at any license issuing agent.

Lifetime fishing, trapping or hunting licenses and privileges entitle the holder to all the privileges of equivalent annual licenses and privileges, but these licenses are good for a lifetime (with appropriate hunter/trapper education requirements) – even if the holder is no longer a New York State resident. The combination Lifetime License includes both hunting and fishing privileges, as well as turkey permits.

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