New York Laws and Regulations

Passing this license homework will prepare you for your in-person safety education for New York.

Do you need New York education?

New York

You need education to buy a hunting license in New York if you are at least 12 years old, unless you show proof of having held a license previously.

You must be at least 11 years old to take a New York Hunter Education Course.

You do not have to be a resident of New York to take the homework.


education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

Why Safety Education Is Important

Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.


All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, New York will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions New York students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions