New report shows no hunting deaths in 2015

Posted at 9:17 AM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 09:17:25-04

2015 was the first year, in over six decades, without any reported hunting-related deaths.

According to the state DEC, the 2015 Hunting Safety Statistics report highlighted a total of only 23 hunting incidents.  That's the third lowest number on record.

DEC officials credit hunter safety education programs with helping reduce the number of accidental shootings.