Gov. Cuomo kicks off #IFISHNY Challenge

By Nicky Hickling

Gov. Cuomo kicks off #IFISHNY Challenge

August 11, 2014 Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 2:37 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton ) On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the #IFISHNY Challenge, a Statewide fishing contest that calls upon anglers to show off their prize largemouth and striped bass catches by using the New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife app. The Challenge runs through Labor Day (September 1) and winners will be announced during the first week of September.

“The #IFISHNY Challenge is a great way to showcase some of the best fishing in the country – right here in New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “The New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App immerses nature-lovers in all-things-outdoors, inviting anglers of all ages and skill levels to enter the Challenge. Once you fish in New York, you’ll be hooked.”

DEC will provide one free lifetime fishing license to be awarded for the longest largemouth bass and one for the longest striped bass caught and properly submitted to the Challenge.

Runners-up in each of DEC’s seven Watchable Wildlife Regions throughout the State (Long Island, New York City, Catskills, Hudson Valley, Adirondacks, Central New York and Western New York) will be awarded other prizes, including a B.A.S.S. Gift Basket with a year’s subscription to Bassmaster Magazine, Taste NY Gift Baskets, DEC Watchable Wildlife Guides and Conservationist magazine subscriptions, lift tickets valid at Gore, Whiteface or Belleayre Mountains and even more prizes to be announced.

All prizes are subject to the terms, conditions, and procedures in the official rules found here.

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