Contact Us

Hunting and Trapping Courses Will be Starting Soon

If this coming hunting or trapping season will be a first for you, or for someone in your family, then there’s a hunter’s education course in your future. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants to remind all new hunters that a mandatory hunting, bowhunter, or trapping educational course must be completed before you can get a hunting license.

Subscribe to WKNY on

Each year, these courses help keep the hunting season safe for everyone and with almost 500,000 licensed hunters spending about 10 to 15 days in the field, that’s really important. Last year, only 13 hunting-related shooting incidents occurred, making it the lowest number since the DEC started to keep track. These hunter education courses are a big part of that.

There’s an on-line registration site, so it’s easy to see which courses you’ll need and which ones are close by where you live. New courses are added all the time, so if you don’t see something that fits your schedule at first, keep checking back. You will need to look over the course work and do a little bit of homework before you enter the classroom, so signing up with enough time to complete these tasks is a good idea.

Here’s to another successful, and safe hunting and trapping season in New York.

Bonus Video

Subscribe to WKNY on

Best of 1490WKNY

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1490wkny.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 1490 WKNY VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 1490 WKNY VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.