Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. Recreation
  3. Outdoor Rec & Adventure

Cuomo proposes NYS Adventure License combining driver and sporting licenses

See also

Promoting the idea as “one-stop shopping” to encourage tourism, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed moving the function of issuing sporting licenses — hunting, fishing, etc. — to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). In his 2014 State of the State address, delivered Jan. 8, Cuomo displayed a prototype of the new license, a driver’s license with icons to denote additional endorsements for park access, bowhunting, sportsman (combined hunting and fishing) fishing, muzzle loading, trapping and boater safety.

The optional icons will be for individuals who purchase lifetime designations in each licensed area, including the newly created Empire Passport, which gives holders access to 179 state parks, 55 forest preserve areas, as well as to boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves.

With this plan, New Yorkers will be able to apply for all licenses through the DMV portal, avoiding the need to deal with different agencies and carry multiple documents.

Cuomo touted the state’s successful efforts at increasing tourism in the Upstate areas with a $40 million marketing campaign. According to Cuomo, tourism spending has increased $4 billion, which is nearly double the national rate of growth. An additional 25,000 jobs have been added in the New York State tourism industry.

Like the Lake George Examiner on Facebook to find photos and videos of Lake George area events. Subscribe to The Lake George Examiner for instant email updates.



  • The New York Yankees turn the first triple play of the 2014 season
    Watch Video
  • A big third period from the Rangers propel them past Philly in Game 1
  • Donovan McNabb serves time in jail stemming from a December DUI
    NFL News
  • Interview with Bernard Hopkins: 'I'm from Mars, but I fight here on Earth'
  • Are you as excited as LeBron about the NBA Playoffs? We seriously doubt it
  • New details have emerged about the friendly-fire incident that killed Pat Tillman
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!