N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 11-0702
Lifetime hunting, fishing, trapping, archery and muzzle-loading licenses


1.

There are hereby created the following lifetime hunting, fishing, trapping, archery and muzzle-loading privileges and fees therefor subject to the same privileges and obligations of a comparable short term license: Licenses Fees a. Lifetime license including a hunting license, fishing license and turkey permit. If purchased, for a child four years of age or younger $380.00 for a child age five through eleven years of age $535.00 for a person age twelve through sixty-nine years of age $765.00 for a person age seventy and over. $65.00 b. Lifetime hunting license. $535.00 c. Lifetime fishing license for a person age sixty-nine or younger. $460.00 d. Lifetime fishing license for a person age seventy and over. $ 65.00 e. Lifetime trapping license. $395.00 f. Lifetime archery privilege. $235.00 g. Lifetime muzzle-loading privilege. $235.00 h. For transfer to a person pursuant to § 11-0704 (Transfer of a lifetime license)section 11-0704 of this title $50.00 The holder of a lifetime hunting license or lifetime fishing license may, at any time, convert such license to a lifetime license pursuant to paragraph a of this subdivision for an additional fee equal to the difference between the current fee for the new license and the fee originally paid for the license.

2.

Legal residency within the state of New York shall be a prerequisite for persons to obtain, or have obtained for them, any lifetime licenses included within this section. Lifetime licenses so obtained shall continue to be valid for use within the state by the person to whom the lifetime license was issued, regardless of a change in residency of that lifetime license holder. Holders of lifetime hunting licenses who become non-residents of the state may continue to obtain resident bowhunting and muzzle-loading privileges, including lifetime archery and muzzle-loading privileges. Holders of lifetime bowhunting and muzzle-loading privileges who become non-residents of the state may continue to obtain resident hunting privileges, including any lifetime licenses that include any hunting privileges. Possession of lifetime licenses is nontransferable.

3.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations, which the department deems necessary to implement the establishment of lifetime licenses. Such rules and regulations shall provide:

a.

for a permanent, counterfeit-resistant identification card with the necessary identification information;

b.

for annual issuance of necessary tags;

c.

(i) for the replacement of a lost license upon application with a notarized affidavit and a fee of five dollars and (ii) for gift inscriptions, up to twenty-three characters, on lifetime licenses for an additional fee of five dollars;

d.

that conditions for lifetime licenses shall include compliance with all conditions presently required for holders of short term licenses;

e.

that lifetime license fees shall be increased only when short term or annual licenses are increased and shall be increased at the same percentage level and that such increases shall not be retroactive.

4.

All moneys collected from the sale of lifetime licenses shall be deposited in the state fish and game trust account pursuant to State Finance Law § 83 (Conservation fund)section eighty-three of the state finance law.

Source: Section 11-0702 — Lifetime hunting, fishing, trapping, archery and muzzle-loading licenses, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/11-0702 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 11-0702’s source at nysenate​.gov

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