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Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade Co.

News Release

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 561-882-5703

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Jan. 11 from 6 to 10 p.m., Jan. 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Jan. 13 from 6:30 to 8 a.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 class is at Camp Redlands, 15415 SW 256th Street, Miami, FL  33031.

Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

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 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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