Q. What is the New York State Hunter Safety Field Day Voucher?
A. The New York State Field Day Voucher is issued once you have completed the New York State Online Hunter Safety Course. The voucher is your admission ticket into a New York State Hunter Safety Field Day where you will complete your hunter safety training and obtain your New York State Hunter Education Certificate.
Q. Is the New York State Field Day Voucher the same as a Hunter Education Certificate?
A. No. The Field Day Voucher is proof that you have passed the online hunter safety course and allows you to take part in a Hunter Safety Field Day, where you will be issued a hunter education certificate once you have successfully completed all activities and the final hunter safety exam.
Q. What is the advantage of taking the Online Hunter Safety Course?
A. With the online hunter safety course, you can do the bulk of the course work from home in an interactive and engaging online environment. Thanks to HunterCourse's professionally narrated course content, detailed illustrations and over 60 interactive animations, you will have fun learning all the aspects of hunting and firearm safety as you prepare for you New York State hunter safety Field Day.
Q. Do I need to take this course to obtain a hunting license?
A. All first-time hunters must have a hunter education certificate to obtain a New York State Hunting License. For more information you can check out the New York State Hunting License and Hunter Education Requirements Page.
Q. What steps do I need to take to complete the Online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my New York State Hunter Education Certificate?
A. The New York State Hunter Safety Course can be completed in 4 Steps:
- Sign up for the Field Day
- Pass each chapter's hunting safety quiz
- Purchase the Hunter Safety Field Day Voucher
- Attend a New York State DEC Hunter Safety Field Day to get certified.
Q. When can I take the Online Hunter Safety Course?
A. The online hunter safety course is available to anyone at any time. However we strongly recommend that you locate a Hunter Safety Field Day in your area before you get too far into the online course. Field Days might be difficult to find in certain areas, so plan ahead!
Q. How do I pass the online hunter safety course?
A. In order to pass the online hunter safety course and get your Field Day Voucher, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.
Q. How do I purchase the Hunter Education Field Day Voucher?
A. Once you have successfully completed the hunter safety course you will be permitted to make payment for the Field Day Voucher. The one-time course fee is $24.95.
Note – Remember you must FIRST sign up for a Field Day prior to taking the online hunter education course.
Q. Why is it important to learn gun safety and take a hunter safety class?
A. Contrary to popular belief, hunting is one of the safest sports around. This is mainly due to the fact that most hunters take gun safety and hunting safety very seriously. Careless or reckless behavior while hunting can lead to serious injury to one self or to innocent bystanders. This is why New York State requires most hunters to take hunter education courses, and to follow the rules of firearm safety at all times when hunting.
Q. What is the NYS DEC Summer Camp?
A. For those students who are enrolled in a NYS DEC Summer Camp, you do NOT need to register for a Field Day. The follow-up component of the online course will be delivered at the Summer Camp.
Q. What are the technical requirements to take the online hunter safety course?
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