ALBANY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will soon resume in-person hunter education classes.
Starting April 1, the DEC says they plan to resume the courses in limited capacity with online classes are still available.
Hunter safety courses went online-only during the coronavirus pandemic. During the same timeframe, the DEC says it has seen a 12 percent increase in hunting and fishing license sales compared to the previous 12-month period.
The volunteer-staffed in-person courses are offered in hunter, bowhunter, trapper, and waterfowl hunter education.
Registration is required and all in-person courses include mandatory homework that must be completed before the class begins.
Online courses, priced at $19.95, are also available.