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Free hunter safety course offered in Okaloosa County

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The class is at the IFAS Extension Office, 127 Hollywood Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. Instruction is from 6-9 p.m. May 19, 20 and 21. The range portion of the class is May 24 from 8 a.m. to noon.

An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

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.

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 Will Burnett at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.



FWC Facts:
The FWC is working to expand deer hunting opportunities. Since 2005, 32 new WMAs have been added, totaling more than 141,000 acres.

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