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Orange County To Offer Youth Hunter Safety Course

A hunter safety course for youth and teens will be offered in April.
A hunter safety course for youth and teens will be offered in April. Photo Credit: DEC.gov

Teens or youth interested in learning all about hunter safety are encouraged to attend an upcoming hunter safety program sponsored by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office Community Outreach Program.

The ten-hour course will take place on April 16 and April 17, at the Senior Center in the Town of Deerpark. The course will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on both dates.

The purpose of the course is to encourage interaction between law enforcement and the youth of Orange County, and to stress the importance of gun safety, said District Attorney David Hoovler.

The course will be taught by Detective Michael Decker of the City of Port Jervis Police Department and Sgt. Ray Cirulli of the Town of Deerpark Police Department. Both are certified New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hunter Safety Instructors. Assistant District Attorneys will also assist in the courses.

“The youth of our county need to have positive experiences with police officers,” Hoovler said. “I am proud that my office is again able to host this training which will stress firearms safety. I am hopeful that these courses will foster an interest in our young people in safely experiencing the natural beauty of our county by engaging in outdoor activities and in learning the importance of conservation.”

Anyone interested in attending the course can register at www.dec.ny.gov , select “Registration”, then select “Hunting”, then select “Hunter Education Classes” and follow the instructions for registration and homework/study materials. New DEC regulations require that these materials be completed before the start of the class.

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