UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday, March 17 that they, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be holding four Hunter Safety Courses within the county in the month of April. They are as follows:

  • Saturday, April 1 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Camden Rod and Gun Club on 2655 Moran Post Road in Camden,
  •  Saturday, April 1 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Vernon Rod and Gun Club on 4313 State Route 31 in Vernon, and
  • Saturday, April 8 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Woodgate Fire Department at 12445 State Route 28 in the town of Woodgate.

Currently there is also one course to be held in Otsego County. That one will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Cooperstown Sportsmen’s Association at 110 Sportsmen’s Lane in Cooperstown.

All participants must be 11 years old by the date of the course, unless they will be hunting in a state that allows hunting under the age of 12 within the next year. Students under 16 are required to have a signed permission slip, which can be obtained at the DEC website.

All participants must also read some articles of education material and complete a Hunter Education Worksheet prior to the course. That worksheet, as well as the education material, can be found at the website below.

All courses are free of charge; however, space is limited to 25 people in each course. The course in Cooperstown is limited to 60 people.

For more information, or to register for the course, you are asked to go to the following website: https://register-ed.com/programs/new_york/165.