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. Reports on the number of hunting-related shooting incidents indicate that 2016 had the lowest number on record in New York with just 13 personal injury incidents. Starting with 2013, the last four years were the top four safest in New York. Unfortunately in 2016, despite the lowest number of hunter-related shooting incidents on record, there were four fatalities. You can view and print the 2016 report by clicking the link below.
2016 Hunting Safety Statistics (PDF, 101 KB)
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