National Park Service Hosts New York State Hunter Safety Course
Contact: Loren Goering, 570 729-7574
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Superintendent Dave Forney is pleased to announce that a New York State Hunter Safety Course for firearms will be held at the TustenTown Hall in Narrowsburg, NY, from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., October 7 and 8, 2006. Participants will receive a New YorkState hunter safety certificate that is also valid in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This course is required for anyone age 11 or older to obtain a New York, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey hunting license.
The 10-hour course is free, but the class is limited to 50 participants. Pre-registration is required, and on a first-come-first-serve basis. To register, call Barb Perry at 570-729-7134. Participants must attend both sessions and bring pencils, lunch and beverage.
Ralph Huebner, a retired National Park Service Ranger; Cliff Daniels, a National Park Service Ranger for Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River; and Robert Grimm, an avid sportsman employed with a public utility service, will teach the course. Each is certified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a hunter safety instructor. Huebner and Daniels have conducted the hunter safety course for over 25 years.
“Providing instructors for this course is a way for the National Park Service to provide an additional service to the community,” stated Forney. “It utilizes the skills of its employees and supports a traditional activity in the Upper Delaware valley.”
Did You Know?
The American Shad are a saltwater fish that migrate from the Atlantic Ocean up the Delaware River to spawn in the spring. Fish reach the upper portions of the river by early to mid May. After spawning many of the weakened adult Shad die, usually in late June and into July.