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Hunter Safety Statistics

Since DEC's Sportsman Education Program was first introduced in New York State, the number of hunting related accidents have declined significantly. The 2013 hunting season had the lowest number of hunting related shooting incidents on record. You can view and print the 2013 report by clicking the link below.

2013 Hunting Safety Statistics (PDF) (280 KB)
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