ALBANY, N.Y. – Last year was a safer year to be a hunter in New York.
State Conservation Officials reported 19 accidental shootings, the lowest total on record. Two of those incidents were fatal, 14 of them were self-inflicted.
The average per 100,000 hunters the past five years has dropped more than 70-percent since the 1960s.
Hunters are required to take a free safety course to get a license in New York.