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Sporting License Sales Summary

Historical License Sales By Year

The tables below show how many people held a New York State sporting license each year, since the 2006-2007 season. There is an additional table at the bottom of the page that shows Total Items Sold for the past calendar year.

Keep in mind that hunting and trapping licenses run from September 1 - August 31, and fishing licenses run for one calendar year from the date of purchase. You may notice disparities in the numbers of holders versus sales. This is due to overlapping seasons (fishing, marine, etc.), and lifetime license holders who do not need to repurchase every year.

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
2017-2018 750,770 178,402 929,172
2018-2019 700,931 182,620 888,551
2019-2020 830,111 169,001 999,112
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
2017-2018 532,149 38,897 571,046
2018-2019 506,873 37,575 544,448
2019-2020 552,804 38,697 591,501
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
2017-2018 14,987 73 15,060
2018-2019 14,148 53 14,201
2019-2020 14,906 61 14,967
Marine Registration Holders
License Year Resident Non-Resident Total Marine
Registry 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
2017-2018 382,039 37,114 419,153
2018-2019 387,688 38,319 426,007
2019-2020 381,607 55,028 436,635
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
2017-2018 2,561,670 $41,964,395
2018-2019 2,553,651 $41,417,177
2019-2020 2,695,399 $44,830,601

2019-20 Sporting License Sales by Item

The following is a summary of all items sold through the DEC Automated Sporting Licensing System (DECALS) for the 2019-20 license year, which runs from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020

2019-20 License Year, Total Items Sold
ITEM CODE LICENSE NAME QUANTITY FEES
2 Resident Fishing Mil./Dis. 12,559 $28,325
3 Resident Fishing 1-Day 24,922 $125,185
5 Resident Fishing Blind 388 $0
6 Resident Fishing 550,880 $13,772,270
12 Resident Bowhunting 154,323 $2,314,890
13 Resident Bowhunting Mil./Dis. 5,729 $0
14 Resident Muzzleloading 169,013 $2,535,300
15 Resident Muzzleloading Mil./Dis. 8,239 $0
19 Resident Jr Bowhunting 5,256 $21,024
23 Resident Turkey Permit 152,765 $1,527,570
26 Resident Trapping 10,332 $206,540
27 Resident Trapping Mil./Dis. 733 $200
28 Resident Jr Trapping 428 $2,140
29 Habitat and Access Stamp 10,327 $51,635
38 Non-Resident Bowhunting 10,659 $314,949
40 Non-Resident Turkey Permit 8,033 $160,700
41 Non-Resident Fishing 1-Day 54,330 $543,180
43 Non-Resident Fishing Season 54,460 $2,922,166
46 Non-Resident Trapping 48 $13,200
51 Lifetime License 1,877 $702,295
52 Lifetime License 578 $309,075
53 Lifetime License 85 $65,025
55 Lifetime Fishing 956 $439,300
62 Lifetime Trapping 102 $39,895
63 Lifetime Bowhunting 1,012 $238,055
64 Lifetime Muzzleloading 67 $15,745
74 Lifetime License Senior 1,660 $107,630
75 Lifetime Fishing Senior 638 $41,470
77 Lifetime License 1,933 $1,470,396
83 Lifetime Hunting 53 $28,355
101 Conservatonist (Magazine) 1,933 $23,976
105 Replace LIfetime Card 367 $1,830
107 Resident Bowhunting (NA) 516 $0
110 Resident Trapping (NA) 424 $0
111 Resident Fishing (NA) 810 $0
113 Non-Resident Fishing 7-Day 56,151 $1,571,640
114 Resident Fishing 7-day 9,922 $119,672
120 Resident Muzzleloading (NA) 635 $0
121 Jr Bowhunting (NA) 6 $0
123 Resident Jr Trapping 4 $0
155 Lifetime Fishing 22 $10,120
163 Lifetime Bowhunting 41 $9,635
164 Lifetime Muzzleloading 54 $12,690
166 Lifetime Bowhunting Privilege 160 $37,600
167 Lifetime Trapping 1 $395
183 Lifetime Hunting 13 $6,955
184 Lifetime Hunting 13 $6,955
185 Support Venison Donation 2,748 $10,327
187 Trail Supporter Patch 2,504 $12,520
191 Support the Conservation Fund 4,308 $21,967
192 Resident JR Hunting (NA) 4 $0
193 Resident Jr Hunting Big Game Tags 11 $0
194 Non Resident Jr Hunting Big Game Tags 1 $0
195 Resident Junior Hunting Big Game Tags (NA) 5 $0
196 Lifetime Muzzleloading 557 $130,425
197 Lifetime Hunting 296 $158,354
198 Lifetime License 1 $765
199 Non-Resident Muzzleloading 9,422 $282,720
212 Resident Fishing - Senior 43,724 $218,575
213 Resident Bowhunting Senior 20,709 $0
214 Resident Muzzleloading - Senior 32,726 $0
215 Resident Trapping - Senior 1,611 $8,050
223 Recreational Marine Fishing 435,642 $0
251 Resident Fishing Patriot 5,360 $0
253 Resident Trapping Patriot 163 $0
254 Non-Resident Jr Trapping 13 $65
300 Resident Jr Hunting 5,336 $26,702
301 Non-Resident Jr Hunting 256 $1, 280
302 Resident Hunting 331,760 $7,298,632
303 Non-Resident Hunting 37,714 $3,769,854
304 Resident Hunting Senior 26,758 $133,775
305 Resident Hunting Mil./Dis. 8,267 $41,335
306 Resident Hunting (NA) 687 $0
307 Resident Hunting Patriot 4,596 $0
308 Non-Resident Jr Hunting 724 $3,620
309 Resident Jr Hunting 9,150 $45,745
310 Resident Hunting License Mil./Dis. 1,926 $0
351 Immediate DL Reprint 984 $1,188
352 Renewal DL Reprint 1,061 $12,138
D090 Deer Management Permit LT - Instant 56,825 $0
D092 Deer Managmenet Permit - First Come/First Served 1 37,343 $0
D097 Deer Management Permit - First Come/First Served 32,381 $323,801
D103 Deer Management Permit - Instant 244,403 $2,444,691
HC Lifetime Hard Card 513 $0
HMDF Resident Hunt Mil Dis Free 6 $0
HS Habitat Stamp 16,757 $83,785
NRPF NR Patriot Fishing 60 $1,500
NRPH NR Patriot Hunting 3 $66
P051 Lifetime License 1 $0
P052 Lifetime License 2 $0
P074 LT License (Hunt/Fish) 70+ 3 $0
P077 LT License (Hunt/Fish) 16-69 4 $0
RFMD Resident Fish Mil Dis Free 60 $0
RFMDA Resident Fishing Mil Dis 62 $310
2,695,399 $44,830,601

Sales by County

Gross sales and quantity of licenses sold by county since 2002 is available here >>


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