By Susan Monteleone
NARROWSBURG October 15, 2004 On Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, the National Park Service hosted a New York State Hunter Safety Course at the Tusten Town Hall in Narrowsburg.
The 10-hour course hosted over 50 students ages 12 and up. Among the hunters participating were eight girls.
The course instructors were Cliff Daniels of the National Park Service; Henry Santos, retired Town of Lumberland Constable; Ralph Huebner, retired from the New York State Police and the National Park Service Law Enforcement Unit; Larry Neal of the National Park Service; and John Cuomo, Town of Lumberland Constable. All of the instructors were extremely pleased with the weekend turnout.
We had everyone pass the course, with the lowest grade being an 86 and numerous 100s, Huebner said. This is a very important first step program to attaining your hunting license and these students here today showed true interest and paid great attention to the material presented to them.
Daniels added, It is our pleasure to present this course today. People have to have the course to get their license and todays course covered firearm safety, good sportsmanship, respectful hunting practices, to just name a few topics. It is a very positive course.
Daniels added that if people would like to obtain information on upcoming courses and when they will be offered, they should contact the National Park Service or the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.