Upcoming Hunter Safety Courses in Fulton & Montgomery Counties

Fulton 08/05/2013•Mon 08/06/2013•Tue 08/07/2013•Wed Hunter Ed 6:00pm•9:30pm 6:00pm•9:30pm 6:00pm•9:30pm Ephratah Rod and Gun Club. You must Pre-register! Call Mike at 518-993-2829. You must attend all sessions.
Fulton 08/26/2013•Mon 08/27/2013•Tue 08/28/2013•Wed Hunter Ed 6:00pm•9:30pm 6:00pm•9:30pm 6:00pm•9:30pm Ephratah Rod and Gun Club. You must Pre-register! Call Mike at 518-993-2829. You must attend all sessions.
Fulton 09/03/2013•Tue 09/05/2013•Thu 09/07/2013•Sat Hunter Ed 6:30pm•9:00pm 6:30pm•9:00pm 8:00am•1:00pm Church of Latter Day Saints, Gloversville. You must Pre-register! Call Kenneth at 518-842-7372, Tuesday-Friday between 8:00pm•10:00pm. You must attend all sessions.
Fulton 08/14/2013•Wed 08/17/2013•Sat Bowhunter Ed 6:00pm•9:30pm 8:00am•1:00pm Ephratah Rod and Gun Club. You must Pre-register! Call Mike at 518-993-2829. You must attend all sessions.
Fulton 08/24/2013•Sat Bowhunter Ed 9:00am•5:00pm Homestudy Course! Bowhunters Plus. You must Pre-register and complete a workbook! Call 518-762-8633 to register, manual and workbook can be picked up at Bowhunters Plus.
Fulton 08/24/2013•Sat Bowhunter Ed 8:00am•Done Homestudy Course! Caroga Lake Fish and Game Club. You must Pre-register in person at the Caroga Lake Fish and Game Club on 08/10/13 between 9:00am•12:00pm and pick up manuals and workbooks. For more information call Donald at 518-848-3237 or Monica at 518-993-2400.
Fulton 09/21/2013•Sat Bowhunter Ed 9:00am•5:00pm Homestudy Course! Bowhunters Plus. You must Pre-register and complete a workbook! Call 518-762-8633 to register, manual and workbook can be picked up at Bowhunters Plus.
Montgomery 09/05/2013•Thu 09/07/2013•Sat Bowhunter Ed 6:30pm•9:30pm 8:00am•1:00pm Sacred Heart Church and Tribes Hill Fish and Game Club. You must Pre-register! Call Joe at 518-842-4987 or Jim at 518-843-9255. Manuals must be picked up at the Town of Florida Clerk’s Office and completed. You must attend all sessions.
Montgomery 09/11/2013•Wed 09/13/2013•Fri 09/14/2013•Sat Hunter Ed 6:00pm•9:00pm 6:00pm•9:00pm 8:00am•4:00pm Tri Town Coon Club, Freysbush Rd., (3 miles South of Fort Plain). You must Pre-register in person at the club on 08/14/13 at 7:00pm! No phone or online registration. Children ages 16 years and younger must have a parent with them at registration. You must attend all sessions.
Montgomery 09/12/2013•Thu 09/14/2013•Sat 09/19/2013•Thu Hunter Ed 6:30pm•9:30pm 8:00am•12:00pm 6:30pm•9:30pm Sacred Heart Church and Tribes Hill Fish and Game Club. You must Pre-register! Call Joe at 518-842-4987 or Jim at 518-843-9255. Manuals must be picked up at the Town of Florida Clerk’s Office and completed. You must attend all sessions.

For hunter safety courses in other areas of New York State please visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9191.html

  • Hunter Education: required for all hunting licenses, including bow and arrow. Covers basic firearms handling and outdoor skills plus hunting techniques. Minimum course time: 10 hours. Minimum age for course: 11 years. (Minimum age for a license is 12 years.) Attention: All students under 16 years of age are required to bring a permission slip (PDF) (54 KB) signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Bowhunter Education: required to hunt deer and bear with bow and arrow. Teaches the things that make bowhunting a special challenge, making you a more successful hunter. Minimum course time: 8 hours. Minimum age for course: 11 years. Note: you must be 12 years of age to hunt big game with bow and arrow.
  • Combination Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course:required for all hunting licenses, including bow and arrow. This is a home study course that requires the student to complete both a hunter workbook and bowhunter workbook before attending the course, followed by a minimum 12 hour field day course. Age requirements remain the same as above for both Hunter and Bowhunter Education.
  • Trapper Education: required for all new trappers. Covers how to trap responsibly, avoiding unwanted species. Teaches students how to treat pelts to produce marketable furs. Minimum course time: 8 hours. No age limit.
  • Waterfowl Hunter Education: required for some special hunting areas. This course helps you identify ducks, geese and other waterfowl on the wing. Minimum course time: 3 hours. No age limits.
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