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Hunter safety course in Okeechobee County

News Release

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on April 26, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Okeechobee County.

Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course on April 26. The form does not have to be notarized.

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

The class will be held at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range in the city of Okeechobee. The address is 5025 S.W. 26th Avenue.

Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. A link to the online portion of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

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.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised).



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