This Saturday you can fish without a license according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday announced that New York residents can fish for free without a license in any of the 7,500 lakes and ponds or 70,000 miles of rivers and streams across the state on Saturday, September 28.

Several events across the state are being hosted on National Hunting and Fishing Day to encourage more people, whether skilled or new to these sports, to get outdoors and enjoy the abundant hunting and fishing opportunities available across the State.

Governor said:

Fishing and hunting are longstanding traditions in New York, with some of the best opportunities anywhere, and our state's active sporting community is a very important partner in ongoing conservation efforts.This Saturday, I encourage new and experienced anglers and hunters to get out and enjoy nature with family and friends by partaking in some of the events being held or enjoying time afield

National Hunting and Fishing Day is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of September each year to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and target shooting.

This month, Governor Cuomo issued a proclamation recognizing September 28, 2019, as Hunting and Fishing Day in New York State and recognizing the benefits of the sports to participants, the state's natural resources, and the economy.

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