New York State Will Resume In-Person Hunter Education Classes Soon

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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.


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