Pleasant Valley
Trout and Game Club

New York State Hunter Safety Training Classes
for firearms only!

2022 Hunter Safety Schedule

Enrollment is on first come, first served basis.
Pre-registration is mandatory
To Register, click here to go to the NYS DEC Sportsmen Education Class registration website

Contact lead instructor with questions or for additional information.

Classes will be held on the following dates:

Class #1: Saturday, April 30th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lead Instructor: Ken Foster, can be reached at 845-452-8968

Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the class session
Breakfast items will be available starting at 7:30 AM

Successful completion of this program is required in order to obtain a New York State hunting license.
There is no fee for this program. Donations are optional.

Participants must attend all sessions of their class.
All classes are held at the Pleasant Valley Trout & Game Club located on Salt Point Turnpike.
Click on this line for directions to our club.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at all sessions.

It is strongly recommended that children wait until they are 12 before taking the course.
We do allow guests (parents) to attend all sessions and it's encouraged for the younger aged children.

Class Preparation

To get a head start on successful completion of the hunter safety course we recommend that students,
especially those new to hunting and hunter safety, review the information in the link below prior to their scheduled class.
***(These links are provided for informational purposes only, and as a means for prior class preparation. All classes presented at PVT&G Club require in person attendance for all sessions of the class.)***


Class Content Includes

  • Free handouts
  • Interactive discussions
  • Power Point slides & videos
  • Questions & Answers
  • Basic Safety Rules -> Handout
  • Firearm handling (carry positions, shooting positions)
  • Deer search program
  • Field Walk (hunting situations simulations)
  • Crossbow basics
  • Firearm actions review
  • Hand guns review
  • Black powder guns review
  • Firearm shotgun guages & rifle calibers review
  • Hunting History
  • Turkey Hunting Techniques, including safety aspects and calling techniques
  • Shot shell reloading
  • Range shooting demonstrations (all action types) & hands-on experience
    • Air Rifle shooting
    • 22 Rifle
    • Shotguns (410, 20, 12 guages, birdshot & slug)
    • Written Test (50 multiple choice questions). 84% or higher required to pass course

Updated: 03/20/2022 (PGS)