Thursday, October 05, 2017
Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in eight counties in October (list follows).
Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.
All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.
Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.
The locations and times are:
Bay CountyOct. 28 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT)Bay County Shooting Range 10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach
Calhoun CountyOct. 14 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)Calhoun Correctional Institution19562 SE Institution Drive #1 in Blountstown
Franklin CountyOct. 7 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Training Facility270 State Road 65 in Eastpoint
Gadsden CountyOct. 7 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)Talon Range550 Commerce Blvd. in Midway
Jefferson CountyOct. 21 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT) Old Fields Plantation 396 Booth Lane in Monticello
Liberty CountyOct. 21 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)Woodmen of the World Camp22459 NE Woodmen of the World Road in Hosford
Wakulla CountyOct. 14 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)St. Marks National Wildlife RefugeSt. Marks, FL 32355
Washington CountyOct. 14 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT) Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports2131 Clayton Road in Chipley
Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.
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