Rooney proposes waiving recreational license fees for seniors

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s senior sportsmen and women may no longer have to pay for their annual licenses for fish and wildlife sporting activities. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced a bill waiving the license fees for seniors age 65 and older.

“People involved in outdoor recreations and field sports are more likely to value and conserve the environment,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “This is an opportunity to thank senior sportsmen for their years of commitment to conservation and to encourage them to continue participating in these sports.”

New Jersey is Home to more than 750,000 acres of public lands, including 27 state parks and forests used for these activities. Additionally, New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline, hundreds of miles of bay shore, and numerous inland lakes and tributaries are available for outdoor recreation use.