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Hunter safety course offered in Bay Co.

News Release

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 in Southport.

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 850-265-3676.



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The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came into existence on July 1, 1999 - the result of a constitutional amendment approved in the 1998 General Election.

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