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SECTION 11-0105
State ownership and control
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 11, TITLE 1
§ 11-0105. State ownership and control.

The State of New York owns all fish, game, wildlife, shellfish,
crustacea and protected insects in the state, except those legally
acquired and held in private ownership. Any person who kills, takes or
possesses such fish, game, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea or protected
insects thereby consents that title thereto shall remain in the state
for the purpose of regulating and controlling their use and disposition.