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The New York Bowhunter Education Course

You must pass both the online homework and Bowhunter Education Course portions of the Bowhunter education course in order to complete the New York Bowhunter education requirements.

Important Bowhunter Education Course Information

Locating and Signing Up for the Bowhunter Education Course

You should locate and sign up for the required Bowhunter Education Course before beginning the homework portion of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Bowhunter education course.

If you have not already signed up for your Bowhunter Education Course, locate and sign up for the Bowhunter Education Course in your area.

Important! Bring your Homework Voucher to the Bowhunter Education Course as proof of having completed the online homework.

Warning! Passing the online homework course does not guarantee you a spot at the Bowhunter Education Course.

What To Expect at the Bowhunter Education Course

The course length is a minimum of 7 hours. Course topics covered include:

  • becoming a more successful bowhunter
  • bowhunting equipment
  • bowhunting techniques
  • tree stand safety
  • bowhunter ethics

Most of the classroom topics will pertain to New York-specific regulations and issues that are not covered in this online course. Be sure to have proper clothing for the outdoor sessions.

After attending and passing the Bowhunter Education Course portion of the Bowhunter education requirement, you will receive your New York Bowhunter Education Certificate.