Hunter education safety requirements
According to New York law, all hunters who are at least 12 years of age must complete hunter education certification in order to purchase a hunting license, unless they can show proof of having held a previous license
Become a safe hunter
The purpose of hunter education is to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to become safe, responsible hunters.
The online course
Typically, students meet these needs by attending a traditional, instructor led course including classroom lectures and field/range experiences. In today's society, students have less free time to devote to attending a hunter education course. Online hunter education courses help address this, by allowing students to take hunter safety courses on their own time, at their own pace and in the comfort of their home or office.
You may ask
FAQ - New York Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of New York?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, you must be at least 11 years of age to take the online course.
- Is my Hunter Education Certificate good in other states?
Every U.S. state that demands a Hunter Education Certificate will accept Hunter Education Certificates from other states that conform to IHEA requirements as well.
You should follow your safety course in the State where you are resident.
- Does the Hunter Card expire?
No. It is good for life.
- Who is required to take the Hunter Education course in New York?
All hunters, regardless of age, are required to present either a hunter education certificate or a previous hunting license to qualify for a license.
- What types of New York Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of New York Hunting Licenses available through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.