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License Holder Responsibilities
This article will provide an overview of your responsibilities as a license holder in New York. It is important to follow these as you want to remain in good standing with Law Enforcement.
- Have your license on hand: You must have your license on hand while conducting any sporting activity permitted by the license.
- Display your license as requested: You must display your license(s) on demand to any police officer, peace office, or the owner, lessee, or other person in control of the lands or waters while on their property.
- Do not access private property without permission: A license to hunt, trap or fish does not give the holder any right to go on private property without permission of the landowner.
- Ensure your license has all the correct information: Carefully check it immediately after purchase or as soon as delivered in the mail. If you discover an error, have it corrected as soon as possible. Errors render a hunting or fishing license invalid.
- Do not let others use your license: A license, permit, tag or stamp (except Deer Management Permits or Lifetime Licenses) is not transferrable and may be used only by the person to whom it was issued. It is not legal to possess another person's license, permit or stamp (except a transferred Deer Management Permit), unless accompanied by the person to whom it is issued.
- Abide by harvest limits and sporting regulations: You are responsible for checking and following regulations for harvest limits and seasons before going fishing, hunting or trapping.
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