December 22, 2013

Outdoors Briefs: Dec. 22, 2013

NY DEC: brief blackout for sporting licenses

ALBANY (AP) — The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is changing its computer licensing system, and that’s going to briefly affect hunting, trapping and fishing in the state.

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens says that beginning the day after Christmas the public won’t be able to purchase hunting, fishing or trapping licenses, secure a recreational marine fishing registration or report harvested game. Hunters, anglers and trappers need to purchase their licenses, stamps and permits prior to Dec. 26 in order to hunt or fish during the blackout.

The temporary shutdown is expected to last one to two weeks, and during that time hunters won’t be able to report their harvests. However, they will be given a seven-day grace period to report them once the new system is in place.


Vt. woman wins hunting and fishing license for life

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A 51-year-old East Barre woman is the latest winner of the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife’s lottery for a lifetime hunting and fishing license.

The department says Kathy Robinson won the license from a drawing of 2,149 lottery tickets.

People can enter the lottery by adding the $2 entry fee when buying a license on the Fish and Wildlife Department website, by applying where hunting and fishing licenses are sold, or with a printable application also available on the department website.

Robinson says she’s been hunting and fishing with her family “since forever” and is excited to win the license.



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