Governor cuts price of sporting licenses to boost economy

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, February 21, 2013

In an effort to boost the state’s economy Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to cut the price of hunting and fishing licenses.

The price for a fishing license for New Yorkers would decrease from $29 to $25 and the license would be valid for a full year instead of expiring at the end of the season.

Proposed budget amendments for the 2013-2014 fiscal year would cut the annual hunting license fee from $29 to $22.

There are nearly 1.9 million licensed fishermen and about 823,000 hunters in the state that generates $8.1 billion in economic activity.