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FWC offers bowhunting course in Miami-Dade County

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Media contact: Lynne Hawk, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a bowhunting course in Miami-Dade County the weekend of July 31-Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Saturday session and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Have you ever wondered how the hunter fits into modern-day conservation efforts?

Are you concerned about how to handle a bow and arrow?

These are just a few of the instructional areas covered in the FWC's bowhunting course.  Students also will receive hands-on experience shooting a bow and arrow on the range.  The FWC encourages students to bring their own bowhunting equipment.

Attendance on both days is required.

The free bowhunting course will be held at Southridge Park, 11250 SW 192 St., Miami. From U.S. 1 or the Turnpike, go west on Quail Roost Drive. Go south at SW 114th Ave.  Go east at SW 192nd St.  Turn right into Southridge Park at the fire hydrant.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please register online at or call 561-625-5122.  A statewide schedule of hunter safety and bowhunting classes is also available on the FWC's website.

Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under age 16 to all classes.

FWC Facts:
While native to South America, peacock bass have been stocked in South Florida canals and have become a very popular game fish.

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