Saturday, July 30, 2022

DEC announces Next Step Hunter Education Courses set for early August

The NYS DEC’s Hunter Education program has recently announced pilot “Next Step” courses for those who have already completed a hunter education or bowhunter education certification course, and are currently seeking more hands-on experience before the upcoming season.  Each four-hour Next Step course focuses on safety, techniques, and hands-on field instruction. There is no certification offered with these courses.

Students will need their Hunter Education certificate number to register for a Next Step course. The minimum age is 12-years-old, and there are still spots left in upcoming Next Step Bowhunting and Crossbow courses slated for early August.
NOTE:
All Next Step courses are offered free of charge, but registration is required.
Women’s Next Step Bowhunting
August 3, 2022, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saratoga Sand Plains Archery Range
Rte 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(Just North of Wilton Mall)
Women’s Next Step Crossbow
August 4, 2022, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saratoga Sand Plains Archery Range
Rte 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(Just North of Wilton Mall)
 Next Step Bowhunting
August 6, 2022, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saratoga Sand Plains Archery Range
Rte 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(Just North of Wilton Mall)
For more information on Hunter Education Courses available around New York State visit: https://register-ed.com/programs/new_york/165
New Hunter Education Courses are added continuously throughout the year, and most of the classes are taught between March and September. Hunter Education is required for all hunting licenses, including bowhunting. The course covers firearms safety, hunting techniques and responsible, ethical hunting practices.
Photo at top courtesy of Megan Jenney/DEC Facebook photo. 

 

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.




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