6 CRR-NY 197.6NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER II. LANDS AND FORESTS
PART 197. GUIDES LICENSING
6 CRR-NY 197.6
6 CRR-NY 197.6
197.6 Guide license examination.
(a) In addition to the requirements in section 197.4 of this Part, each person applying for a new license must pass a guide licensing examination administered by the department. This examination will test separately each of the designated guiding activities plus general knowledge of subjects applicable to all guiding in New York State.
(b) The general knowledge portion of the exam will test the following subjects: laws and regulations and environmental considerations pertaining to guiding and outdoor recreation, trip planning and preparation, land navigation, basic meteorology, survival and outdoor safety.
(c) The six specific guiding activities are hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting and canoeing, and rock and ice climbing. The following, by activity, are the subject areas to be tested:
(1) Hunting.
Laws and regulations pertaining to hunting, meat and trophy care, game identification, hunter safety, and hunting techniques.
(2) Fishing.
Laws and regulations pertaining to fishing, fishing safety, fish identification, fishing techniques, fish and trophy care.
(3) Camping.
Philosophy of camping, campsite consideration, waste disposal, fire building, camp cleanliness, and consideration of camping impact.
(4) Hiking.
Planning trips, equipment selection and use, timetable construction, and minimizing environmental impact.
(5) Whitewater rafting and canoeing.
Testing for this category will include a written exam and either a practical demonstration of the necessary skills or documentation of experience, as required by the department. The whitewater written examination will include the following subject areas: whitewater equipment, whitewater terminology, navigation, and river rescue techniques.
(6) Rock and ice climbing.
Testing for this category will include a written examination and either a practical demonstration of the necessary skills, or documentation of experience and training, as required by the department. The written examination will include the following subject areas: ropes, knots, belays, anchors, rappelling, climbing techniques, and rescue techniques.
6 CRR-NY 197.6
Current through March 15, 2021
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