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NY Gov. Cuomo proposes cheaper sportsmen licenses

Posted at: 02/20/2013 3:10 PM
By: Associated Press

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes cutting the price of hunting and fishing licenses in New York in an effort to boost the economy.
    
Cuomo, a recreational angler and sometime hunter, says Wednesday that he would reduce the fishing license for New Yorkers from $29 to $25 and let the license stay in effect for a full year, instead of expiring at the end of the season.
    
Proposed budget amendments for the 2013-2014 fiscal year would cut New Yorkers' annual hunting license fee from $29 to $22.
    
For out-of-state sportsmen, the fishing license would drop from $70 to $50 and the hunting license from $140 to $100.
    
The administration notes there are almost 1.9 million licensed fishermen and about 823,000 hunters. One survey shows sporting activity generates $8.1 billion in economic activity.