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2013 had lowest accidental hunting shootings on record

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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.

 

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