• New York Safe Boating Course


    Overview

    This 8 hour course is an introduction to the basic principles of safe and responsible boating. Students successfully completing this course earn a safe boating certificate. Must be at least 10 years old to participate.

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    To help ensure New York’s waterways remain safe and enjoyable, this course teaches basic boating skills and encourages common sense and courtesy to all who share the water. Topics covered include rules of the nautical road, required safety equipment, special boating related activities and many more.
    Managed And Approved By:

    New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historical Preservation

    https://parks.ny.gov/
  • New York Snowmobile Safety Course


    Overview

    New York State is a leader in snowmobile education and offers one operator training course for snowmobilers of all ages beginning at age 10. This course provides fundamental information which all snowmobilers should possess in order to ensure the safety of riders and other trail users. Successful completion of this course results in the award of a NYS Snowmobile Safety Certificate.

    Managed And Approved By:

    New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historical Preservation

    https://parks.ny.gov/
  • Hunter Education Course


    Overview

    Hunter Education is required for all hunting licenses, including bowhunting. This course covers firearms safety, hunting techniques and responsible, ethical hunting practices.

    NOTE All courses require the completion of homework prior to attending the course. If you do not complete the homework you cannot complete the course.

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    IMPORTANT MINIMUM AGE FOR COURSE: 11 YEARS (Minimum age for a license is 12 years).

    Some students, such as those under the age of 12, those with civil or criminal firearms restrictions, or those barred from possessing a firearm, may not be able to handle and shoot live firearms during a hunter education course. If this includes you, please notify an instructor when you arrive for your course

    REQUIREMENT ALL STUDENTS UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE MUST bring a Permission Slip (PDF) (54 KB) signed by a parent or legal guardian. You can find more information on the Hunter Education course here.

    Managed And Approved By:

    New York Department of Environmental Conservation

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/
  • Bowhunter Education Course


    Overview

    Bowhunter Education is required to hunt ONLY deer and bear with bow and arrow. It is recommended for all other game. This course covers safety techniques and responsible, ethical hunting practices when pursuing game with a bow.

    NOTE All courses require the completion of homework prior to attending the course. If you do not complete the homework you cannot complete the course.

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    IMPORTANT MINIMUM AGE FOR COURSE: 11 YEARS (Minimum age for a license is 12 years).

    Managed And Approved By:

    New York Department of Environmental Conservation

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/
  • Trapper Education Course


    Overview

    Trapper Education is required for all new trappers. This course covers how to trap responsibly and selectively and how to handle pelts to produce marketable furs.

    NOTE All courses require the completion of homework prior to attending the course. If you do not complete the homework you cannot complete the course.

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    IMPORTANT There is no minimum age for this course.

    Managed And Approved By:

    New York Department of Environmental Conservation

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/
  • Waterfowl Hunter Education Course


    Overview

    Waterfowl Hunter Education is required for access to special hunting areas. This course covers waterfowl id on the wing, laws/regulations, safety and ethics specific to waterfowl hunting. This is a challenging waterfowl id course.

    NOTE All courses require the completion of homework prior to attending the course. If you do not complete the homework you cannot complete the course.

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    IMPORTANT There is no minimum age for this course.

    Managed And Approved By:

    New York Department of Environmental Conservation

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/