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Hunter safety course offered in Union Co.

News Release

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

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

The 16-hour course will be at the Union County High School in Lake Butler. Classroom instruction will take place Feb. 1, 3, 8 and 10 from 6 to 9 p.m., with live-fire exercises Feb. 12 starting at 12:30 p.m. Students must attend all class dates to receive their certificate.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children under 16 at all times.

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

People interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC's regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.

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