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Bowhunting course is April 30 in Palm Beach Co.

News Release

Friday, April 22, 2011

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free bowhunting course on April 30 from 8 a.m. - 6 p. m. in Palm Beach County.

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 couple of the instructional areas covered in the FWC's bowhunting course.

Students will also receive "hands-on" experience shooting a bow and arrow on the range. Students are encouraged to bring their own bowhunting equipment.

The course is at Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Participants can make reservations at or by calling 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at

Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in the live-fire exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. 

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