Computerized hunting reports up and running

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s new computerized sporting licensing system is operational, allowing sportsmen and sportswomen to conduct license transactions.

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 game reporting.  The data transfer has been completed and people can resume normal transactions and reporting on the new system.

Hunters who were unable to report animals they killed during the temporary shutdown were given a grace period for reporting this data.  With the system now operational, all hunting data that has not been reported must be submitted by Jan. 20.

Hunters, anglers, and trappers may purchase sporting licenses, stamps and permits at one of the nearly 1,500 locations across New York State, by telephone at 1-866-933-2257; or via the Internet at https://aca.dec.accela.com/dec/.

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