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NYS DEC Announces Zero Hunting Fatalities in 2015 Season

nys dec announces zero hunting fatalities in 2015 season

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#1 trapshooterbob

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Posted March 30 2016 - 12:47 PM

2015 is the first year in decades without a reported fatality, marks growing trend of improved hunter safety

http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/105649.html

The 2015 New York hunting season proved to be one of the safest on record and yielded the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality since the 1950s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. DEC's 2015 Hunting Safety Statistics report (PDF, 141 KB) highlighted a total of only 23 hunting incidents, the third lowest number on record, with 10 incidents self-inflicted and 13 two-party incidents.

"Hunting is a strong and economically important tradition that continues to be safely enjoyed by many in New York State, and I commend hunters of all ages for maintaining high standards in hunting safety," Acting Commissioner Seggos said. "The trend of declining hunting accidents is proof that our hunter safety education programs are working thanks, in large part, to the efforts of the 3,000 volunteer Sportsman Education Instructors that teach our hunter safety courses every year."

This is the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality in New York since record-keeping on hunting statistics began in the mid 1950s. 2015 also continued the trend of declining incidents with New York's hunting-related shooting incident rate (incidents per 100,000 hunters) declining almost 80 percent since the 1960s. The past five-year average is down to four incidents per 100,000 hunters, compared to 19 per 100,000 hunters in the 1960s.

While hunting is safer than ever, accidents can still happen. It is important to remember that every hunting-related shooting incident is preventable. As this year's report indicated that eight of the victims in the multi-party incidents were not wearing hunter orange. Accidents can be prevented if hunters follow the primary rules of hunter safety:
  • assume every firearm is loaded;
  • control the firearm muzzle in a safe direction;
  • keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire;
  • identify your target and what is beyond; and
  • wear hunter orange.

"Sportsman education is an essential and required training course for hunters and teaches future sportsmen and women how to be safe, responsible, and ethical hunters and trappers," Acting Commissioner Seggos said. "Through our NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative, Sportsman Education Programs are being enhanced and our hunting license privileges have been updated to ensure increased opportunities for recreational hunting in the state."

The declining in hunting-related accidents is evidence that New York has a safety-conscious generation of hunters thanks to the committed efforts of DEC's volunteer instructors. These trained, DEC-certified instructors teach safe, responsible and ethical outdoor practices and the important roles hunters and trappers serve in natural resource conservation. All courses are offered free of charge and class registration is easy. In 2016, DEC is updating the course curriculum to further enhance the program and implement recommendations identified in a 2015 peer-reviewed analysis if New York's education program.

For more information on Sportsman Education course registration, access to the course manuals and worksheets, please visit the Sportsman Education Program webpage on DEC's web site.
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Posted March 30 2016 - 12:52 PM

A lot of liberal memes and assumptions need re-adjustment.
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Posted March 30 2016 - 12:54 PM

surely Heir Cuomo will find a way to attribute this to the unSAFE act. Someway, somehow....
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Posted March 30 2016 - 01:47 PM

Always nice to hear GOOD news for a change. Thanks for posting this OP.
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Posted March 30 2016 - 02:03 PM

Great news!
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Posted March 30 2016 - 03:39 PM

Lousy aim?
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Posted March 30 2016 - 03:44 PM

Lousy aim?

This comment makes you a terrible person. But that was funny.
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Posted March 30 2016 - 03:45 PM

People just start hiding bodies much better.
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Posted March 30 2016 - 03:52 PM

Less deer and less hunters equals fewer bullets ripping through the woods
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Posted March 30 2016 - 03:56 PM

Dick Cheney didn't hunt in NY this year, I guess.
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Posted March 30 2016 - 04:22 PM

Great news. Thanks for sharing this.

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Posted March 30 2016 - 05:29 PM

They say how many giraffes were harvested?
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Posted March 30 2016 - 05:29 PM

Maybe Guns aren't so evil after all...
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Posted March 30 2016 - 05:38 PM

They say how many giraffes were harvested?


All of them... None left in NY
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Posted March 30 2016 - 06:05 PM

This comment makes you a terrible person. But that was funny.

It does, doesn't it! I'm OK with that.
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Posted March 30 2016 - 06:06 PM

All of them... None left in NY

I know where you can find some... ;)
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Posted March 30 2016 - 06:49 PM

750,000* people of all ages and backrounds walked around in New York with loaded guns, at random times for 12 months, and nobody killed anyone? Gee, I thought guns outside the home makes people kill other people?





*There are about 700,000 licensed NYers hunting and about 50,000 nonresidents. http://www.dec.ny.go...or/hunting.html



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Edited by grifhunter, March 30 2016 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted March 30 2016 - 08:37 PM

I saw a guy get ticketed for shooting a deer, while tree hugging park goers where in the same general area. Does that count ??

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Posted March 30 2016 - 09:13 PM

I saw a guy get ticketed for shooting a deer, while tree hugging park goers where in the same general area. Does that count ??

During the hunting season a deer can be harvested if the hunter is licensed and is an area allowed to hunt deer.

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Posted March 30 2016 - 11:07 PM

Participation trophies, not just for children anymore.





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