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FWC offers hunter safety course in Okaloosa Co.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The course will be at the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 5479 Old Bethel Road in Crestview. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. March 5, 6, 7 and 8. The range portion of the class is March 10 from 8 to 11 a.m.  

An adult must accompany children under age 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The hunter safety course is required before anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, can purchase aFloridahunting 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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