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DEC Says 2016 Hunting Season Set A Record

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The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says New York had only 13 hunting-related shooting incidents, the lowest number on record since DEC began compiling hunting-related shooting statistics in 1958.

Seven were self-inflicted and six involved more than one person.

There were four fatalities – two involving two people, and two were self-inflicted.

Incidents involving falls from tree stands or hunter health-related issues are not included.

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