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Hunter safety course offered in Glades Co.

News Release

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

The course is at the Glades County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range near Moore Haven, on Gun Club Road (north of the city barn). If you are coming from Moore Haven, it is three miles north of U.S. 27 on State Road 78. From Lakeport, the range is six miles south, on the west side of S.R. 78, near the Fisheating Creek entrance. 

You may sign up by calling the FWC's South Region office at 561-625-5122 or going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

People seeking certification must successfully complete the online section of the Hunter Education Course prior to taking the classroom course. In order to receive certification, they must bring a printed copy of the final Web report to the FWC classroom course on Jan. 7. (The web report does not need to be notarized.)

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in the live-fire exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.



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