Hunter safety course offered in Bay Co.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is
offering a free hunter safety course in Bay County.
The course will be held at Gulf Coast State College, in the
second-floor lecture hall of the Student Union East building, 5230
West U.S. 98 in Panama City. Instruction is from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 4, 6, 11 and 13. The range portion of the class is Oct. 15
from 7 to 11 a.m. at the college's North Bay Center, 637 Hwy. 2300
Students who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete
the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and
attend only the Oct. 4 class from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and the Oct. 15
class from 7 to 11 a.m.
An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all
times. Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and paper with
them to take notes.
The hunter safety course is required for people 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 this 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 Panama City at