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Free hunter safety course offered in Broward, Palm Beach, Okeechobee counties

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Media contact: : Liz Barraco, 850-556-2269

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Broward, Palm Beach and Okeechobee counties.

  • Broward County: April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Gun World of South Florida
    1700 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach
  • Palm Beach County: April 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Gator Guns & Archery Center
    2154 Zip Code Place, #7, West Palm Beach
  • Okeechobee County: April 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range
    5025 S.W. 26th Ave., Okeechobee

Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course. The final report form does not have to be notarized.

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 or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122.

FWC Facts:
Fish Camp is a week-long program where kids are emerged in fun activities that teach aquatic education, conservation, stewardship, safe boating and paddling, and of course fishing.

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