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FWC offers hunter safety course in Walton Co.

News Release

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Media contact: Dave Crosariol, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Walton County.

The course will be at the Shooting Range, 955 Smith Rd. in DeFuniak Springs.  Instruction will be from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5 and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 6.  The range portion of the class will be Feb. 7.

Those who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the Feb. 5 class from 6 to 10 p.m. and the Feb. 7 range day.

An adult must accompany children under age 16 at all times.  Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The hunter safety course is required before anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, can purchase a Florida hunting license.  The FWC course satisfies hunter safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

People interested in attending this 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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