An important selling point with a Utah Non resident permit is that it costs only $10 USD to renew.If you don't have a NY permit yet you may take the Utah class and wait until it arrives than apply for your NY permit.You have to go through a FBI backround check with Utah.NY also does the same backround check,so if you are ever denied by the county licensing officer you have some leverage to appeal since you have a Utah Non Resident permit.A slight correction: one does not need to have a New York State Pistol Permit to obtain a Utah non-resident pistol permit. Utah licenses the person, not the firearm.
This is a big problem for many people interested in becoming armed security guards.They have to wait for a permit and go back to finish the class because of the law.When did Utah tack on the extra $5?The Utah Non-Resident Pistol permit is currently $65.25, is good for 5 years, and is currently renewable for $15.
If one is a resident of New York State and takes the Florida Non-resident pistol permit class in New York State, one must have a New York State Pistol Permit because handling a pistol in New York State without a permit is illegal.
Therefore, having either a Utah or a Florida non-resident pistol permit will do a person who resides in NYS no good if s/he doesn't have a NYS pistol permit. Also, if one is a resident of NYS and purchases a pistol in another state, the likelyhood that s/he will be able to take possession of it is nearly zero. FFL holders in other states know they must ship any pistol purchased by a NYS resident to an FFL holder in NYS for processing before the purchaser may take possession of it.
At the risk of digging up that horse and re-beating it:
If you are in the process of hunting and have a HUNTING handgun, then you may carry it open or unconcealed. If you are carrying a personal protection handgun for hunting, you may carry that unconcealed -as long as you are actually hunting.
NOT going to or coming from. NOT eating breakfast or lunch near your tree stand....You must be actually in the field, hunting.
Once you leave the field, you must case up or conceal the handgun in some fashion, no matter the type of handgun.
The above was obtained by direct conversation with multiple DEC State Troopers.