New York state fishing, hunting, wildlife mobile app gets a boost

(New York State Department of Environmental Conservation photo)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has added a new tool to the official New York fishing, hunting and wildlife mobile app that provides sports license holders a simple, user-friendly way to report game harvests with smartphones and mobile devices while afield, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

The app, created by ParksbyNature Network, is available free of charge and provides users with the latest fish and wildlife news, detailed hunting and fishing season information, species information, weather alerts, social media connections, GPS mapping capabilities, and more.

With the integration of the new e-License and Game Harvest features, hunters can quickly and easily create game harvest reports, even when the user is out of cellular range. Users will also be able to login to the DEC licensing system for instant mobile access to an electronic version of their current sporting licenses.

To access the new features, users need only click on the HuntFishNY icon within the app. The app can be downloaded via the Apple app store or Google Play store or by going to the DEC’s website.

The new app features also allow users to share harvest reports with friends and followers on Facebook, send feedback to DEC, and access DEC resources while afield. As a reminder, it is a legal requirement to report all deer, bear and turkey harvests within seven days of harvest. Harvest information is critical to wildlife management and helps determine the overall health and population of a species and set future hunting seasons and limits.

 

— New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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