The NYS DEC is calling for hunters and trappers to submit photos and essays about what motivates them to trek out into the wilderness and practice what they love. Whether it be a family tradition, a connection to nature, or just to feed your family, the DEC is asking for the people of New York to share their stories so that they may encourage others to get outside and do the same. The winners of the contest will appear in the 2021-2022 New York Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide, which has over half a million readers.
Essays should be non-fiction, original material told from a first-person perspective, of 50 to 500 words in length. The contest has a limit of one entry per person with a maximum of two photos per entry. Photos must be taken in New York State.
Those who wish to participate in the contest may submit content in one of four categories:
Youth – Under 17, not first year
Youth – Under 17, first year
Adult – First Year
Adult – Not first year
The deadline for submission is January 31, 2021.
For more information about the “Why I Hunt” and “Why I Trap” contest, call (518) 402-8963, e-mail [email protected], or write to Hunter Education Program, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-4754.