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Hunter safety course in Collier, Charlotte counties

News Release

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on June 23-25 and July 10 in Collier and Charlotte counties. People seeking certification must attend all four days.

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

The locations and times for these classes will be given to those who register in advance by calling the FWC's South Region office at 561-625-5122 or going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must complete the hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122.



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Male Florida panthers can weigh as much as 150 pounds, but average 120 to 130 pounds. Females average 70 to 75 pounds.

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