Applicants must pass a proficiency test by hitting a 9-inch target at 30 yards, three out of four tries, using compound bows and arrows with field tips only, at Blue Mountain Sportsman Center in Peekskill on Thursday, June 16, Saturday, June 18 or Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the proficiency test, qualified hunters will be selected by lottery. There is no fee for applying or testing, but those selected for the program will pay an administrative fee of $40.
The program will run from October through December 31, 2016 during the regular NYSDEC Zone 3S archery season. The parks will remain open during the season and informational signs will be posted for hunters and park visitors. A detailed safety program will be in effect.
Applications are available at westchestergov.com/parks for downloading and printing. Signed applications will be collected at the proficiency testing. Prospective hunters should read and thoroughly understand all requirements because there will be a zero-tolerance policy for non-compliance.
For more information call (914) 864-7326.