With spring turkey season just a few weeks away, now is the time to start seeking out a hunter safety training class to obtain a hunting license. If you want to hunt in New York State, you must take, and pass, a hunter education course designed to teach safety techniques and responsibilities as a hunter when using a gun, muzzleloader, crossbow or bow. Due to changes that have been made with the program, you must sign up online for a class and also complete some homework prior to attending the course. Proof of the completed homework must be brought to the course instructor. There are no strictly online courses. The combination of online homework and in-person instruction is required for all New York courses.
For a complete explanation you can visit www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/92267.html. For a list of classes with an opportunity to register, go to https://register-ed.com/programs/new_york/165. New classes are being added all of the time.