CANCELLED: Hunter Education Course

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CANCELLED: Hunter Education Course

September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

3 canoes on lake cole

This program is cancelled. Learn more about Frost Valley’s COVID-19 updates here

The Hunter Education course is required for first-time hunters to learn the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities using a gun, muzzleloader, crossbow or bow to pursue big game, small game, turkey, waterfowl and migratory game birds. If you wish to hunt during bow season, you must register for both hunter education and bowhunter education courses.

Classes fill quickly!
Register for this course through the New York State Department of Conservation site

General Course Details Include:

  • Firearm and crossbow handling and safety techniques
  • History of firearms
  • Knowledge of firearms and ammunition
  • Proper gun handling and storage
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Specific laws and regulations
  • Principles of wildlife management and wildlife identification
  • Outdoor Safety
  • Hunter ethics
  • Hunter responsibility toward wildlife, the environment, landowners and the general public

Age Restrictions/Requirements-

Students must be 11 years or older to take this course (Note: In New York State the minimum age to hunt is 12-years old). Students 11 to 16-years old must have a signed permission slip (PDF, 106 KB) from a parent or legal guardian to allow for the handling and shooting of a firearm during this course.


September 19, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


New York Department of Environmental Conservation


Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY 12725 United States
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