State officials say the 2013 hunting season had the fewest hunting related shooting incidents on record.
There were 19 hunting accidents last year down from 24 the year before. Fourteen were self inflicted, and two involved fatalities.
New York’s hunting incident rate has fallen by more than 70 percent since the 1960s. The state says that's a credit to the efforts of more than 2,500 volunteer Sportsman Education Instructors who teach safe outdoor practices.