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Sporting License Sales Summary

Historical License Sales By Year

The information below shows historical sporting license holders by license year for each license category. Prior to 2014, license years ran from October 1 through September 30. From 2014 to the present, the license year is September 1 through August 31.

Fishing License Holders
License Year Resident Non-Resident Total Fishing
License Holders
2006-2007 838,064 153,020 991,084
2007-2008 846,169 153,020 999,189
2008-2009 881,097 154,272 1,035,369
2009-2010 795,440 146,019 941,59
2010-2011 766,071 141,957 908,028
2011-2012 791,674 149,174 940,848
2012-2013 746,824 165,009 911,833
2013-2014 731,285 147,477 878,762
2014-2015 648,075 162,040 810,115
2015-2016 618,735 132,705 751,440
2016-2017 770,282 155,667 925,949
Hunting License Holders
License Year Resident Non-Resident Total Hunting
License Holders
2006-2007 521,805 40,445 562,250
2007-2008 521,960 40,459 562,419
2008-2009 554,918 40,986 595,904
2009-2010 524,276 38,251 562,527
2010-2011 519,472 36,480 555,952
2011-2012 533,624 37,155 570,779
2012-2013 544,275 39,895 584,170
2013-2014 551,391 40,347 591,738
2014-2015 549,999 41,974 591,973
2015-2016 547,223 43,065 590,288
2016-2017 528,327 40,920 569,247
Trapping License Sales
License Year Resident Non-Resident Total Trapping
License Holders
2006-2007 12,875 269 13,144
2007-2008 12,732 241 12,973
2008-2009 13,395 426 13,641
2009-2010 11,193 187 11,380
2010-2011 11,824 200 12,024
2011-2012 12,539 206 12,745
2012-2013 13,739 90 13,829
2013-2014 15,567 82 15,649
2014-2015 16,510 65 16,575
2015-2016 15,221 62 15,283
2016-2017 15,161 68 15,229
Marine Registration Holders
License Year Resident Non-Resident Total Trapping
License Holders
2006-2007 n/a n/a
2007-2008 n/a n/a
2008-2009 n/a n/a
2009-2010 n/a n/a
2010-2011 150,554 13,757 164,311
2011-2012 461,051 34,099 495,150
2012-2013 282,967 30,472 313,439
2013-2014 346,613 33,683 380,296
2014-2015 271,364 31,839 303,203
2015-2016 312,715 31,374 344,089
2016-2017 331,797 32,702 364,499
Gross License Sales by License Year
License Year Quantity Sold Gross Sales
2006-2007 1,866,543 $40,763,060
2007-2008 1,900,794 $41,223,002
2008-2009 2,071,957 $64,104,817
2009-2010 1,717,676 $49,749,695
2010-2011 1,735,424 $50,923,411
2011-2012 1,969,673 $52,520,481
2012-2013 2,041,202 $50,769,343
2013-2014 2,095,055 $49,084,245
2014-2015 2,530,487 $44,180,335
2015-2016 2,628,367 $45,234,593
2016-2017 2,571,238 $44,171,886

2016-17 Sporting License Sales by Item

The following is a summary of all items sold through the DEC Automated Sporting Licensing System (DECALS) for the 2016-17 license year, which runs from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017

2016-17 License Year, Total Items Sold
ITEM CODE LICENSE NAME QUANTITY FEES
002 Resident Fishing Season Mil./Dis. 12,337 25,310
003 Resident Fishing 1-Day 20,901 128,620
005 Resident Fishing 525 0
006 Resident Fishing Season 517,581 13,023,725
012 Resident Bowhunting Privilege 163,897 2,471,655
013 Resident Bowhunting Privilege Mil./Dis. 5,279 0
014 Resident Muzzleloading Privilege 168,268 2,537,430
015 Resident Muzzleloading Privilege Mil./Dis. 7,861 0
019 Resident Jr Bowhunting 7,092 0
023 Resident Turkey Permit 157,747 1,637,770
026 Resident Trapping 11,000 223,660
027 Resident Trapping Mil./Dis. 657 190
028 Resident Jr Trapping 635 3,220
038 Non-Resident Bowhunting 10,495 310,504
040 Non-Resident Turkey Permit 8,082 169,180
041 Non-Resident Fishing 1-Day 43,842 592,370
043 Non-Resident Fishing Season 53,856 2,707,250
046 Non-Resident Trapping 52 15,125
051 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 1,552 590,520
052 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 582 311,370
053 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 65 49,725
055 Lifetime Fishing 519 238,965
062 Lifetime Trapping 83 33,180
063 Lifetime Bowhunting Privilege 863 202,820
074 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 1,541 100,475
075 Lifetime Fishing 248 16,120
077 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 1,506 1,159,990
090 Deer Management Permit - Instant 64,430 0
092 Deer Management Permit - First Come/First Served 33,772 0
097 Deer Management Permit - First Come/First Served 21,425 214,430
103 Deer Management Permit - Instant 258,762 2,590,460
107 Resident Bowhunting Privilege 532 0
110 Resident Trapping 419 0
111 Resident Fishing Season 919 0
113 Non-Resident Fishing 7-Day 60,473 1,742,720
114 Resident Fishing 7-day 10,736 132,072
120 Resident Muzzleloading Privilege 643 0
121 Jr Bowhunting (NA) 5 0
123 Resident Jr Trapping 4 0
155 Lifetime Fishing 28 12,880
163 Lifetime Bowhunting Privilege 39 9,165
164 Lifetime Muzzleloading Privilege 40 9,400
166 Lifetime Bowhunting Privilege 167 39,480
183 Lifetime Hunting (Small & Big Game) 10 5,350
184 Lifetime Hunting (Small & Big Game) 8 4,280
192 Junior Hunting (NA) 1 0
193 Resident Jr Hunting Big Game Tags 485 0
194 Non Resident Jr Hunting Big Game Tags 8 0
195 Resident Junior Hunting Big Game Tags (NA) 5 0
196 Lifetime Muzzleloading Privilege 556 130,895
197 Lifetime Hunting (Small & Big Game) 243 129,820
199 Non-Resident Muzzleloading Privilege 8,818 266,760
212 Resident Fishing Season - Senior 37,223 187,590
213 Resident Bowhunting Privilege- Senior 17,092 0
214 Resident Muzzleloading Privilege - Senior 28,977 0
215 Resident Trapping - Senior 1,398 7,085
223 Recreational Marine Fishing Registration 364,570 0
251 Resident Fishing Season Patriot 6,541 0
253 Resident Trapping Patriot 159 0
254 Non-Resident Jr Trapping 16 80
300 Resident Jr Hunting 5,679 31,440
301 Non-Resident Jr Hunting 277 1,500
302 Resident Hunting 363,314 8,092,150
303 Non-Resident Hunting 37,372 3,798,600
304 Resident Hunting 21,847 110,980
305 Resident Hunting Mil./Dis. 8,469 42,915
306 Resident Hunting (NA) 687 0
307 Resident Hunting Patriot 4,598 0
308 Non-Resident Jr Hunting 766 3,995
309 Resident Jr Hunting 11,341 58,645
310 Resident Hunting License Mil./Dis. 1,318 0
2,571,238 44,171,866

Sales by County

Gross sales and quantity of licenses sold by county since 2002 may be downloaded from: ftp://ftp.dec.state.ny.us/dfwmr/licsales/


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