Outdoor Adventure Program
Several schools in the area
have active shooting programs. Some of the schools have teams and/or
offer classes or special activities as part of an Outdoor Adventure
Program. Members of the Federation volunteer their time to help in these
programs and the Federation helps by coordinating and supplying equipment
used in these activities. The volunteers, many of them certified, help
teaching a variety of subjects like fly tying, fishing, shooting air
guns and gun safety.
|The O.C.F.S.C. was at Pine Bush High School in March of 2005 to
help out with the Outdoor Adventure Program. We are pleased to report
that the Pine Bush High School Athletic Department put over 320
students through the Marksmanship and Firearm's Safety portion of
the program. A repeated thanks to all those that helped out including
NYS-DEC Officer Mark J. Klein. The fly fishing/skeet shooting portion
of the program which was held at the Eldred Preserve on Wednesday
, May 11 with approximately 40 students attending this portion of
the program. We are are always in need of fly fishing coaches and
other volunteer to assist with this program. If you would like to
help please contact the Federation.
Sportsman Education Classes
All new hunters, bowhunters
and trappers must pass the appropriate course before
getting their first license. Students must attend all sessions, demonstrate
proper attitude and safety, and pass the test. A hunter education course
is required for all new hunters applying for a license. To hunt big
game with bow and arrow, a special bowhunting course is required in
addition to the basic hunter ed course. A trapping course is required
for all new trappers. For most people, a license is required, even to
hunt woodchucks and other "varmints" with no closed seasons.
Consult hunting regulations for season areas and dates.
Sign up for courses early. There are very few courses
offered during the most popular hunting seasons, such as the May wild
turkey season and the November big game seasons. If there is no class
listed for your county, check surrounding counties, call the DEC Regional
Sportsman Education Office for assistance or call 1-888-HUNT-ED2. All
courses are free.
How to Find a Course Courses in your area may be listed
list of classes
* the "outdoors" section of your local newspaper
* Orange County
stores that sell hunting supplies
* Orange County rod
and gun clubs
* town clerk offices and other sporting license sales outlets.
For more information and class schedules, call or write your Regional
Sportsman Education Office or call 1-888-HUNT-ED2. The Orange
County coordinator is Rich Shannon, 782-7818. (Tell him where
you got the phone number.)
HERE TO GO TO THE DEC PAGE THAT LIST CLASSES.
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