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Proposed License Restructuring - Trapping License

CFAB Correspondence

The following is a web version of a Conservation Fund Advisory Board correspondence letter. A printable PDF Version (487KB) is also available to view.

March 7, 2013

Senator Jeffrey Klein
Attn: Chris Klaeysen
Legislative Office Building, Room 913
Albany, NY 12247

RE: Proposed License Restructuring - Trapping License

Dear Senator Klein:

Thank you for taking the time to call me and inquire about the proposed sporting license restructuring and the Conservation Fund Advisory Board.

As you are aware the New York State Trappers Association has requested from numerous members of the legislature that there be a separate trapping license rather than combine it with the hunting license as was originally proposed.

I have reached out to everyone on the Conservation Fund Advisory Board and they are all in favor of having a separate trapping license if that is what the New York State Trappers Association would like. The Board also has no issue with lowering the fee from the current rate of $21.00 down to $20.00 and lowering the non-resident from the current rate of $310.00 to no less than $275.00.

CFAB will be holding a meeting on Monday March 11, 2013 and this topic will be discussed further. If you would like to attend that meeting at DEC Headquarters in Albany you are more than welcome to attend.

Thank you for your interest and support in this matter.

Jason Kemper
Chairman, Conservation Fund Advisory Board

CC: Basil Seggos, Asst. Secretary to the Environment
Mark Grisanti, Senate Encon Chair
Robert Sweeney, Assembly Encon Chair
Julie Tighe, NYSDEC Legislative Affairs

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