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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
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
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
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
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

2015-16 Sporting License Sales by Item

The following is a summary of all items sold through the DEC Automated Sporting Licensing System (DECALS) for the 2015-16 license year, which runs from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016.

Total Items Sold in License Year 2015-15
ITEM_CODE LICENSE_NAME QUANTITY FEE
002 Resident Fishing Season Mil./Dis. 12,378 24,420
003 Resident Fishing 1-Day 25,443 127,215
005 Resident Fishing 534 0
006 Resident Fishing Season 524,053 13,101,300
012 Resident Bowhunting Privilege 168,275 2,524,245
013 Resident Bowhunting Privilege Mil./Dis. 5,363 0
014 Resident Muzzleloading Privilege 172,270 2,584,245
015 Resident Muzzleloading Privilege Mil./Dis. 7,972 0
019 Resident Jr Bowhunting 7,708 30,832
023 Resident Turkey Permit 166,783 1,667,960
026 Resident Trapping 12,352 247,040
027 Resident Trapping Mil./Dis. 672 215
028 Resident Jr Trapping 736 3,680
029 Resident Habitat Stamp/Contribution 1,394 7,590
035 Non-Resident Bowhunting 30 120
038 Non-Resident Bowhunting 10,289 303,608
040 Non-Resident Turkey Permit 8,430 168,660
041 Non-Resident Fishing 1-Day 58,874 588,770
043 Non-Resident Fishing Season 53,851 2,692,550
046 Non-Resident Trapping 55 15,125
047 Non-Resident Habitat Stamp/Contribution 227 1,200
051 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 1,392 528,960
052 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 586 313,510
053 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 56 42,840
055 Lifetime Fishing 478 219,880
062 Lifetime Trapping 70 27,650
063 Lifetime Bowhunting Privilege 789 185,415
074 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 1,354 87,915
075 Lifetime Fishing 212 13,780
077 Lifetime License (Sportsman) 1,500 1,147,500
090 Deer Management Permit - Instant 73,096 0
092 Deer Management Permit - First Come/First Served 40,389 0
097 Deer Management Permit - First Come/First Served 34,465 344,650
101 Conservationist 1,193 14,316
102 Sportsman Ed Certificate 381 381
103 Deer Management Permit - Instant 266,385 2,664,360
105 LT Permanent Card Replacement 54 15
107 Resident Bowhunting Privilege 496 0
110 Resident Trapping 382 0
111 Resident Fishing Season 904 0
113 Non-Resident Fishing 7-Day 63,082 1,766,324
114 Resident Fishing 7-day 10,892 13,716
120 Resident Muzzleloading Privilege 614 0
121 Jr Bowhunting (NA) 3 0
123 Resident Jr Trapping 1 0
155 Lifetime Fishing 25 11,500
163 Lifetime Bowhunting Privilege 46 10,810
164 Lifetime Muzzleloading Privilege 43 10,105
166 Lifetime Bowhunting Privilege 149 35,015
183 Lifetime Hunting (Small & Big Game) 8 4,280
184 Lifetime Hunting (Small & Big Game) 10 5,350
185 I Support Venison Donation 1,657 5,277
187 Resident Trail Supporter Patch 424 2,365
188 Non-Resident Trail Supporter Patch 97 525
191 I Support the Conservation Fund 780 4,124
192 Junior Hunting (NA) 1 0
193 Resident Jr Hunting Big Game Tags 529 0
194 Non Resident Jr Hunting Big Game Tags 20 0
195 Resident Junior Hunting Big Game Tags (NA) 8 0
196 Lifetime Muzzleloading Privilege 492 115,620
197 Lifetime Hunting (Small & Big Game) 210 112,350
199 Non-Resident Muzzleloading Privilege 8,594 258,000
212 Resident Fishing Season - Senior 37,285 186,430
213 Resident Bowhunting Privilege- Senior 17,940 0
214 Resident Muzzleloading Privilege - Senior 30,729 0
215 Resident Trapping - Senior 1,519 7,595
223 Recreational Marine Fishing Registration 351,569 0
251 Resident Fishing Season Patriot 6,758 0
253 Resident Trapping Patriot 154 0
254 Non-Resident Jr Trapping 9 45
300 Resident Jr Hunting 6,712 33,560
301 Non-Resident Jr Hunting 278 1,390
302 Resident Hunting 379,609 8,351,574
303 Non-Resident Hunting 37,930 3,793,000
304 Resident Hunting 21,909 109,545
305 Resident Hunting Mil./Dis. 8,837 44,190
306 Resident Hunting (NA) 660 0
307 Resident Hunting Patriot 5,071 0
308 Non-Resident Jr Hunting 835 4,175
309 Resident Jr Hunting 12,721 63,605
310 Resident Hunting License Mil./Dis. 1,184 0
Grand Total 2,671,265 44,747,417

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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