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For Release: Friday, January 10, 2014

DEC: New Computerized System for Sporting Licenses and Game Harvest Reports Up and Running

Public Can Resume Purchasing Hunting, Fishing or Trapping Licenses and Reporting Game Harvests

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) new computerized sporting licensing system is operational, allowing sportsmen and sportswomen to conduct license transactions, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.

The transition of hunter, angler and trapper data required a temporary shutdown for sales of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, recreational marine fishing registrations and harvest game reporting. The data transfer has been completed and individuals can resume normal transactions and reporting on the new system.

Individuals who were unable to report harvest data during the temporary shutdown were given a grace period for reporting of this data. With the system now operational, all harvest data that has not been reported must be submitted by January 20, 2014.

Hunters, anglers, and trappers are able to purchase sporting licenses, stamps and permits:

"I encourage New Yorkers to utilize the new license system to purchase their sporting licenses, report any deer harvested during the system blackout period and enjoy the many outstanding outdoor activities available in New York State," added Martens.

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