DEC announces temporary blackout period

By Conor Mooney

DEC announces temporary blackout period

December 16, 2013 Updated Dec 16, 2013 at 7:44 PM EDT

(WBNG BInghamton) If you plan on buying a hunting, fishing or trapping licenses in New York soon, you may want to get it before Dec. 26.

The Department of Environmental Conservation will begin a blackout period of about one to two weeks.

During that time, those interested will not be able to buy a license in hunting, trapping or fishing.

Hunters also won't be able to report a harvest.

The blackout is a result of the DEC switching from its current computer licensing system to a new system.

The DEC's contract with the current provider expires at the end of the year.

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