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Hunter safety course offered in Miami-Dade Co.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course Aug. 26, 27 and 28 in Miami-Dade County.

Attendance on all three days is required.

Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

The class is at the Trail Glades Shooting Range, 17601 S.W. 8th Street in Miami. Register in advance by calling the FWC's South Region office at 561-625-5122 or going online at

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. 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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