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FWC offers hunter safety course in Okaloosa Co.

News Release

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676;
Course information: George Warthen, 850-265-3676

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

The course is at the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 127 NW Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24, 25, 26 and 27. The range portion of the class is Sept. 29 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 Hunter Safety Coordinator George Warthen at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.



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