Thursday, May 31, 2018
Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in four counties in June (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:
Escambia CountyJune 6 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & June 16 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)Molino Community Center6450 Highway 95A N. in Molino
June 12 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & June 16 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)Langley Bell 4-H Center3730 Stefani Road in Cantonment
June 27 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & July 14 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)Molino Community Center6450 Highway 95A N. in Molino
Gulf CountyJune 16 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT)Gulf Correctional Institution500 Ike Steele Road in Wewahitchka
Traditional course (must complete both days)
Bay CountyJune 16 and 17 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT)Bay County Shooting Range10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach
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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