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FWC offers bowhunting field day in Jefferson County

News Release

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Media contact: Toni Brannon, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sponsoring a bowhunting field day in Jefferson County on Sept. 18 for archers who have completed the online National Bowhunter Education Foundation course.

The class runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, 9194 S. Jefferson Highway in Monticello.

The class provides advanced instruction on such topics as the fundamentals of bowhunting, safety, hunting techniques, stalking, trailing and sportsmanship.  Even though it is not required in Florida, completion of a bowhunting class is required in at least 14 other states before a hunter can purchase a bowhunting license.

Participants must have completed the online portion of the course and bring the official NBEF Field Day Qualifier Voucher with them.  In addition, participants should dress for hunting and bring their own archery equipment, including bows and arrows (field points or target points), pen or pencil and a packed lunch.

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future bowhunting classes at or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

FWC Facts:
The FWC operates two freshwater fish hatcheries: the Florida Bass Conservation Center in Sumter County, and the Blackwater Hatchery in Santa Rosa County.

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