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Posted By: Fisher Man

NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 08:26 PM

Well New York once again has gone to a new and improved "Decals" company to purchase sporting licenses. So on the second day (August 11) I made my call. Had a hard time getting through, but finally did and talked to a man in Texas that was not the sharpest tack in the drawer. I purchased my hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses, plus two deer management permits (DMP's).
I waited and waited and received nothing. Finally an envelope from DEC arrived. Inside were the carcass tags for the DMP,s nothing else, no licenses, no permits
I then called Decals to complain and they told me they would reference me back to DEC headquarters in Albany.
Not one word.
Visited the DEC office in Warrensburgh this morning, however they will not let you come in.Fortunately a kindly lady came to the door and told me they did not deal with licenses there. She did give a contact phone number for the Albany headquarters. Also my fisher permit application.
Got home and in the mail is another envelope from DEC. Good. Opened it and inside were my carcass tags for deer and bear. Nothing else. No licenses, no permits.
Called the Albany number, but can't talk to a real person, only a recording, "All of the agents are talking with other people".
All of my licenses have expired, I purchased renewals in early August, and I can't even go fishing legally. And I'm supposed to have faith????
Posted By: PBS

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 08:31 PM

Never have faith.
Posted By: Starcraft_Dart

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 08:48 PM

They can look up your license through your drivers license number.
Posted By: mike mason

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 08:56 PM

Al, you think this is bad,, try to get a drivers license!
Posted By: Tom Fisher

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 08:56 PM

Cheer up Al Cuomos illegimate step sister is killing New Mexico!
Posted By: rendezvous

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 10:17 PM

Originally Posted by Fisher Man
Well New York once again has gone to a new and improved "Decals" company to purchase sporting licenses. So on the second day (August 11) I made my call. Had a hard time getting through, but finally did and talked to a man in Texas that was not the sharpest tack in the drawer. I purchased my hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses, plus two deer management permits (DMP's).
I waited and waited and received nothing. Finally an envelope from DEC arrived. Inside were the carcass tags for the DMP,s nothing else, no licenses, no permits
I then called Decals to complain and they told me they would reference me back to DEC headquarters in Albany.
Not one word.
Visited the DEC office in Warrensburgh this morning, however they will not let you come in.Fortunately a kindly lady came to the door and told me they did not deal with licenses there. She did give a contact phone number for the Albany headquarters. Also my fisher permit application.
Got home and in the mail is another envelope from DEC. Good. Opened it and inside were my carcass tags for deer and bear. Nothing else. No licenses, no permits.
Called the Albany number, but can't talk to a real person, only a recording, "All of the agents are talking with other people".
All of my licenses have expired, I purchased renewals in early August, and I can't even go fishing legally. And I'm supposed to have faith????





I have called Albany three times and have gotten different excuses? The last one told me I didn't need to carry a license, just tell the Encon. Officer your license number and they can look it up? I told her that's not what the regs. say. I called my local Encon. Officer, he say no... license must be carried while hunting, fishing and trapping. He had me call Syracuse LE Office, they told me i should have my licenses in 3-4 weeks! I also called Cortland about my Fisher Trapping Permit, which I was told I would have it by Sept. 15? She told me they should go out next week? The incompetence of the NYSDEC is astounding! I have Congestive Heart Failure, this could be my last season... license or no license, I'm going to fish and trap regardless! I paid for my licences, I'll carry the receipt.
Posted By: Fireplug

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 10:21 PM

Log onto the DECALS website through the DEC page and create an account. You can see all of your valid and expired licenses there.
Posted By: Starcraft_Dart

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 10:44 PM

I went to Dick's sporting goods and bought my licenses and they printed them out right there for me cause I knew there was going to be some sort of online glitch due to the Covid.
Posted By: Wanna Be

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 11:02 PM

Y’all don’t have an app? We just pull up the app on the phone and show the GW. The only thing not automated is our trapping license...mail in, but normally only takes a week to get your license back.
Posted By: Turtledale

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/21/20 11:41 PM

Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Y’all don’t have an app? We just pull up the app on the phone and show the GW. The only thing not automated is our trapping license...mail in, but normally only takes a week to get your license back.

We dont even say y'all, forget the app lol
Posted By: cmcf

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss whistle
Posted By: krispcritter

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 12:16 AM

Just before we sold our store, the DEC called my mother-in-law to inform her that they were experiencing glitches with the new and improved system. some of the licenses would print fine and some would only print some of the panels. This was all corrected a week before we sold the store. That was 4 weeks ago. Town clerks typically sell licenses also.
Posted By: Fireplug

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 12:22 AM

Originally Posted by krispcritter
Town clerks typically sell licenses also.


Best place to go.
Posted By: walleyed

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 12:38 AM

Originally Posted by Starcraft_Dart
I went to Dick's sporting goods and bought my licenses and they printed them out right there for me cause I knew there was going to be some sort of online glitch due to the Covid.



Is that you, Joe ? laugh

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Posted By: 20scout

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 03:36 AM

The printing on our licences seem to fade after a few months and difficult to tell which licence it's even for. Bought a sportsman's licence (fishing and small game) this spring and now I can't even read what it says on it. I can purchase a duplicate but why should I if I paid for it in the first place?
Posted By: upstateNY

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 12:34 PM

Originally Posted by Starcraft_Dart
I went to Dick's sporting goods

That says a lot right there.
Posted By: rendezvous

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 01:00 PM

What really worries me is Walmart can get me just about anything to me door step in two days! But the government knows how to take my money but can't figure out how to give me my Fishing or Trapping licenses? 41 days and counting... And they want to take over our Health Care! I wonder how long it would take to get a Doctors appointment with the government involved, that's if they decide if you are considered "viable"?
Posted By: Fisher Man

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 02:59 PM

Finally, finally, my licenses arrived today. Placed the order August 11. Typical state government at it's finest. Efficency at it's finest. And they wonder why I'm sour.
Posted By: Rat_Pack

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 05:25 PM

Fisher Man, I talked to a few people that had experiences like yours. It just reaffirmed why I go to the town and get my licenses every year. A friend called in for his HIP # and got a bunch of bs. They told him they would mail it to him (which should never happen). I called in for mine and got it after the short waterfowl hunting survey that they always do. This should not be hit or miss..the old call in system worked great. The new one not so much
Posted By: robert.d12

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 05:55 PM

Originally Posted by Fireplug
Originally Posted by krispcritter
Town clerks typically sell licenses also.


Best place to go.


that's where I go too
Posted By: Fisher Man

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/22/20 06:46 PM

I finally received my licenses today. What a run around. I will NEVER< NEVER< NEVER purchase another license by way of DECALS. DEC is just as bad. Efficient they are not. I wonder if I should ask for a refund for the lost fishing and hunting days when I did not get my licenses. How would DEC like it I didn't seal my furs within the ten day limit. I once heard some pretty nasty threats from a biologist in that regard.
Posted By: gcs

Re: NY DECALS LICENSE PURCHASE - 09/23/20 04:14 PM

ANYTHING the NY DEC does will end up in a cluster .... , forget about de-funding the police, I say they should de-fund the DEC!
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