View Full Version : New York Archery.

02-12-2008, 10:42 AM
I was wondering where i can go to get certified for New York! do you still need to be certified? How long are the classes?

02-12-2008, 04:17 PM
Classes usually start in the summer, they used to be 7 hours but I think they might have changed it to 10 im not sure. As soon as I hear of some i'll post the dates.

02-12-2008, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the help! I did not see anything on the net at all.

Tucker Time
02-14-2008, 09:32 AM
J-K, do you have a Pa archery already? If you do you should be able to buy an out of state without taking another class.

02-14-2008, 09:57 AM
Tucker Time,
The PGC has no classes for Archery. But i think it would be a good idea! Or did you mean since i hunt archery in PA i don't need classes for NY?

Tucker Time
02-14-2008, 10:48 AM
Tucker Time,
The PGC has no classes for Archery. But i think it would be a good idea! Or did you mean since i hunt archery in PA i don't need classes for NY?
Didn't know PGC doesn't offer the class. You may need to take the class. Gary hunts archery in NY with us maybe he will know. They will have them in the fall. It's not a bad idea to have the class. When I hunt in Texas, I have to have my card with me. It's diffrent in every state.

02-14-2008, 11:45 AM
You have to get the coarse to be legal . With that said I know some people that have went to Wallmart and Kmart and got theirs with out the coarse . . Take the coarse its very good and you might learn some things . Plus if you ever plan on a western hunt most require the coarse out there .

02-14-2008, 12:03 PM
I've heard that PA is starting an Archery Course. There are some dates posted on the PGC website but the closest are in elk county. Looks like it will be easier to wait for one at Christian Bowhunters if they will still have them.

02-14-2008, 01:17 PM

try this

02-14-2008, 01:30 PM
I took my course when I was 17, with Christian Bowhunters. I recommend that you speak with them, and try and take a course with them. It is an amazing group of guys, with YEARS of knowledge and experience shared between them.

02-19-2008, 07:27 PM
Thanks for the advice!

Grizzly Gary
02-20-2008, 10:39 AM
Falconer Rod & Gun Club has the Archery Classes. Big Bob Johnson of Christian Bowhunters is one of the instructors.

Don't know the schedule yet but when I get it i will post it here.

05-22-2008, 10:51 PM
just brinin this back up to see if anyone has heard anything about scedules yet???

07-14-2008, 05:18 PM

07-14-2008, 05:58 PM
Floyd Prine was one of the Archery Instructors the last I knew. If you call Falconer Rod & Gun, they can put you in touch with him. Wal-Mart usually has the classes posted. I made up the class posters last year at work, but have not seen it come through yet, so may be courses aren't ready to begin yet? o.O
I honestly do not know where to go to find about them, I'll do some searching, see if I can find you anything.
They changed the class to 10hrs, 2 days. My hubbers & son went to it last year.

07-14-2008, 08:18 PM
I haven't heard of any yet but I know they'll be coming up pretty soon. I'll let ya know when they are posted. :wink:

07-14-2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks for all the help

07-14-2008, 09:34 PM
Just found out there will be NO posters this year. The clubs did not get the info to Floyd in time. YES you have to have a Bow hunters education certificate to hunt bow in NY, even if you have the license in another state. I took this info below from the NY DEC website. Call the number at the end to find out about the classes!!

Mandatory Bowhunter Education: Hunters wishing to bowhunt for Big Game must take an additional 8 hour minimum bowhunter education course. DEC also honors bowhunter education certificates issued by:

* National Field Archery Association or National Bowhunter Education Foundation or International Bowhunter Education Program issued in 1974 or later in any state or country,
* Any state or provincial fish and wildlife agency (certificate or card must specify the course was for bowhunting and not a general hunting course with a bowhunting segment),
* Ontario Bowhunters Association (on green or brown letterhead stationery with moosehead-bow and arrow emblem until July 31, 1987), or
* Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (on letterhead after August 1, 1987).

For information on hunter education courses in your area, contact a DEC Regional Office near you or call 1-888 HUNT ED 2.

Just Me
07-17-2008, 08:56 PM
Just go here:


Mighty Mike
07-28-2008, 03:09 PM
heard grizz talking about them on the show yesterday. he has the whole list. post them up grizzly.


07-28-2008, 10:51 PM
Gary will you please post them.

08-10-2008, 10:38 PM
Theres one posted on the Pgc site for Erie county .