ALBANY, N.Y.--Governor Cuomo introduced the New York State Adventure License on Wednesday.
The license is part of Governor Cuomo's efforts to enhance sporting and recreational opportunities, support outdoor enthusiasts, and boost tourism throughout the state.
New York's Lifetime Adventure License Series will provide many benefits for the sporting community and outdoor enthusiasts including:
· Lifetime Hunting License: $535 for small/big game
A lifetime hunting license allows holders to hunt across millions of acres of majestic wild lands in New York while saving on the costs of an annual license.
· Lifetime Fishing License: $460
A lifetime fishing license provides a lifetime of fishing on more than 70,000 miles of rivers and streams and more than 7,000 lakes and ponds while saving on the cost of an annual license.
· Lifetime Empire Passport: $750 with special offer
The new Lifetime Empire Passport lets people enjoy the forests, the seashore, and the lakefronts in New York's state parks for years and years to come while saving on the cost of an annual license. In addition, as a free one-time special bonus, purchasers will be able to select from any one of the following: a free week of camping, a free round of golf for four, or a $100 State Parks gift card.
· Adventure License Plates: Adventure license plates will be free of charge for those purchasing new lifetime licenses in 2014, including one free plate renewal. Nine plate designs are available to display the lifetime commitment that hunters, anglers and parks visitors have made.
· NYS Adventure Licenses: Lifetime holders of sporting licenses, Lifetime Empire Passports, and NY Safe Boating Certificates have the opportunity to consolidate their paper licenses onto one document, their New York State driver's license. The license will feature icons including: a deer and fish for sportsmen lifetime licensees; an arrowhead for bowhunting; a bobcat paw for trapping; a powderhorn for muzzleloading; an anchor for a boating safety certificate; and a maple leaf for Lifetime Empire Passports.
To purchase a lifetime pass or to learn more about these offers, go to www.licensecenter.ny.gov.