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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. Reports on the number of hunting-related shooting incidents indicate that 2015 had the third lowest number on record in New York with 23 incidents. Starting with 2013, the last three years were the top three safest in New York with this being the first year on record with zero fatalities.You can view and print the 2015 report by clicking the link below.

2015 Hunting Safety Statistics (PDF) (146KB)
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