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Don’t wait, register for a hunter safety course today

News Release

Monday, April 14, 2014

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-620-7335

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in eight central Florida counties this spring. Twenty-one courses over the next two months will be in Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Seminole, St. Johns and Sumter counties.

“Take your hunter safety course now and avoid the rush before hunting season,” said JoAnne Peagler, the FWC’s Northeast Region hunter safety coordinator. The class times and dates vary from each location and county.”

Students must bring their online completion report with them to class. Firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the Ocala hunter safety office at 352-625-2804.

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