Environmental Conservation Law Section 11-0715
1.When any license or privilege listed in this section is issued by the department or an officer or employee of the department, the license fee is the amount specified in this section plus the amount, if any, specified as a fee to the issuing clerk.
2.A member of the Shinnecock tribe or the Poospatuck tribe or a member of the six nations, residing on any reservation wholly or partly within the state, is entitled to receive free of charge a fishing license, a hunting license, a muzzle-loading privilege, a trapping license, and a bowhunting privilege; a resident of the state who is a member of the United States armed forces in active service who is not stationed within the state and has not been herein longer than thirty days on leave or furlough, is entitled to receive free of charge a fishing license, a hunting license, and a trapping license; a resident of the state who is an active member of the organized militia of the state of New York as defined by Military Law § 1 (Definitions)section one of the military law, or the reserve components of the armed forces of the United States, and excluding members of the inactive national guard and individual ready reserve, is entitled to receive free of charge a fishing license, a hunting license, and a trapping license; and a resident who is blind is entitled to receive a fishing license free of charge. For the purposes of this subdivision a person is blind only if either:
(a)his or her central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or
(b)his or her visual acuity is greater than 20/200 but is accompanied by a limitation of the field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees. A resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately prior to the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is entitled to receive a fishing license, a trapping license, and a hunting license, at a cost of five dollars for each license. A resident in the state for a period of thirty days immediately prior to the date of application who has attained the age of seventy is entitled to receive free of charge a bowhunting privilege and a muzzle-loading privilege.
3.Each applicant for a license, permit or privilege shall pay to the issuing officer a fee, according to the license, permit or privilege issued and the residence or other qualification of the applicant.
a.In the case of persons who meet the criteria set forth in paragraph c of subdivision four of § 11-0703 (General provisions)section 11-0703 of this title: License Fee (1) (a) Hunting $22.00 (b) Hunting ages fifteen and under $5.00 (2) Fishing $25.00 (3)(a) Trapping $20.00 (b) Trapping ages fifteen and under $5.00 (4) Muzzle-loading privilege $15.00 (5)(a) Bowhunting privilege $15.00 (b) Bowhunting privilege ages fifteen and under $4.00 (6) Turkey permit $10.00 (7) Seven-day fishing $12.00 (8) One-day fishing $ 5.00 b. In the case of a non-resident and persons resident in the state for less than thirty days: License Fee (1) (a) Hunting $100.00 (b) Hunting ages fifteen and under $5.00 (2) Fishing $50.00 (3) Seven-day fishing $28.00 (4)(a) Trapping $275.00 (b) Trapping ages fifteen and under $5.00 (5)(a) Bowhunting privilege $30.00 (b) Bowhunting privilege ages fifteen and under $4.00 (6) Muzzle-loading $30.00 (7) Turkey permit $20.00 (8) One-day fishing $10.00 c. In all cases: (1) Certificates in lieu of lost license or privilege or tag $5.00 (2) Duplicate for lost or destroyed permit or tag $10.00 4. A person, resident in the state for at least thirty days immediately prior to the date of application, who (a) has been honorably discharged from service in the armed forces of the United States, or
(b)has a qualifying condition, as defined in section one of the veterans’ services law, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service, or
(c)is a discharged LGBT veteran, as defined in section one of the veterans’ services law, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service, and is certified as having a forty percent or greater service-connected disability is entitled to receive all licenses, privileges, tags, and permits authorized by this title for which he or she is eligible, except turkey permits, renewable each year for a five dollar fee.
5.Prior to the first day of February in the second year following the year in which this subdivision shall have become a law, and prior to the first day of February of every second year thereafter, the conservation fund advisory council shall submit recommendations to the commissioner regarding the level of fees established by this section taking into account economic indicators, the status of the conservation fund, and such program indicators as it may deem appropriate. The commissioner shall transmit the recommendations in their entirety to the governor, the legislature and interested individuals and organizations, and the governor may submit a budget bill incorporating his recommendations thereon to the legislature.
6.a. License issuing officers may retain 1.1 percent of the gross proceeds from the sale of all lifetime licenses listed in § 11-0702 (Lifetime hunting, fishing, trapping, archery and muzzle-loading licenses)section 11-0702 of this title.
b.License issuing officers may retain 5.5 percent of the gross proceeds from sale of all other license, privileges, certificates and permits, including any application fees associated with such licenses, privileges, certificates and permits.
7.Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision three of this section, the commissioner may offer for sale licenses, privileges and permits listed in this section at a reduced price up to ten days per year to encourage resident and out-of-state hunters, trappers and anglers to utilize New York’s hunting, trapping and fishing opportunities. These days shall be designated in a manner determined by the department to best provide public notice thereof and to maximize public participation therein.
Section 11-0715 — Fees,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/ENV/11-0715 (updated Apr. 7, 2023; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).