Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294
Florida bowhunters will have an opportunity to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course in Citrus, Duval or Columbia counties in September.
The course will be conducted using the online, distance-learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast can access the program on the NBEF website by entering through the Florida portal and completing the online classroom topics, before attending a shortened, interactive field day. The Florida course is found at Bowhunter-ed.com/Florida.
The three classes being held in September are:
CitrusSept. 2 (8:30 a.m. until noon)Citrus WMA
ColumbiaSept. 9 (8 a.m. until noon)Lake City
DuvalSept. 2 (8 a.m. until noon)Jacksonville
The course is offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Hunter Safety Section and the Florida Bowhunters Council.
While these courses do not satisfy the hunter education requirements for Florida, they are educational, informative and well worth taking, according to FWC officials.
Participants can expect to learn all aspects of bowhunting including:
Participants must bring their own equipment, including bow and field-tipped arrows. Students should register for the course they choose by calling the FWC's North Central Regional Office at 386-754-1654 or by visiting MyFWC.com/Bowhunt. Students of all ages may participate.
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