DEC issues warning: Hunters, trappers, fishermen beware

ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning hunters, trappers and fishermen to beware of two websites when purchasing licenses for hunting and fishing, according to a DEC news release.

Fishinglicense.org and Hunting-license.org are selling services and downloads that are not affiliated with DEC’s licensing program, the release said.

“Among other things, these sites offer information on how their products can simplify the purchase of a New York State fishing license or hunting license,” the release said.

“Though some of the logistical licensing information is correct and may be useful, these sites also offer a consumer the ability to purchase time-saving downloads for recreational licensing services that are specifically NOT affiliated with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

“The consumer on these sites should understand that they are only getting ‘assistance’ for their money and not an actual fishing or hunting license. Additionally, the money being charged by these websites is not a ‘credit’ toward the purchase of any New York fishing or hunting license.”

To purchase licenses from the DEC, go to www.dec.ny.gov/permits/365.html.


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