In nod to sportsmen, Cuomo proposes a drop in cost for hunting licenses


Gov. Andrew Cuomo, under criticism for a gun-control law passed last month, announced today that he would propose lowering the cost for hunting and fishing licenses in New York.

Cuomo told reporters that the proposal has nothing to do with the pushback he has faced because of the gun law. Cuomo, a fisherman, said he has taken issue with the fee structure in New York since he took office in 2011.

“I know the recreational and economic value hunting and fishing bring to New York State,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The sporting community bolsters tourism across the state. According to a national survey, more than $8.1 billion of economic activity is created as a result of sporting activity in New York. Under my proposal, it will be easier for more New Yorkers and visitors from across the country to take advantage of New York’s rich sporting tradition.”

Here’s some of the changes:


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  1. President Cumo on

    Sportsman fee now lowered to $47 from the previous $47, that should sway some of the angry gun owners back to my side just in time for my re-election run. I am the greatest man to walk the face of the Earth.

  2. All hail the King.

    That sorry excuse for a human couldn’t do a better job of proving he is a complete idiot.