The fall is coming and so is the next hunting season! The next time you go to buy ammunition for hunting, New York State will require that you are approved through a background check that you will pay for.

There are thousands of deer hunters in New York State and there are just a few weeks to go before archery hunting begins followed by the rifle/gun season (also known as the regular season).

Gun owners in New York State are trying to keep up with the newest regulations, requirements and laws. However, as confusing as it might be trying to know what the new laws are and who they affect, gun dealers are also trying to manage and understand the law changes.

Thousands In New York About To Get Background Checked

New York's new gun and ammo background check policies confuse gun dealers As of Sept. 13, there will now be a background check to buy ammunition. The state police are under the new rules. However, now the state will charge $2.50 for an ammo purchase background check.

That is correct. There will be a fee for the background check and it will apply when you buy your ammunition to hunt deer this upcoming season.

The law provides that background check requirements imposed on all retail sellers of ammunition are scheduled to take effect on September 13, 2023. reports that:

When the State takes over next month, gun owners will also have to pay a fee for these background checks. That's an extra $9 for firearms and $2.50 for ammunition.

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