The New York Hunter Education Course

You must pass both the online homework and Hunter Education Course portions of the Hunting education course in order to complete the New York Hunting education requirements.

Important Hunter Education Course Information

Locating and Signing Up for the Hunter Education Course

You should locate and sign up for the required Hunter Education Course before beginning the homework portion of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hunting education course.

If you have not already signed up for your Hunter Education Course, locate and sign up for the Hunter Education Course in your area.

Important! Bring your Homework Voucher to the Hunter Education Course as proof of having completed the online homework.

Warning! Passing the online homework course does not guarantee you a spot at the Hunter Education Course.

What To Expect at the Hunter Education Course

The course length is a minimum of 7 hours. Course topics covered include:

  • firearm handling and safety techniques
  • knowledge of firearms and ammunition
  • principles of wildlife management
  • tree stand safety
  • hunter ethics

Most of the classroom topics will pertain to New York-specific regulations and issues that are not covered in this online course. Be sure to have proper clothing for the outdoor sessions.

After attending and passing the Hunter Education Course portion of the Hunting education requirement, you will receive your Hunter Education Certificate.

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

Frequently Asked Questions