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Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Bay County

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

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

The course takes place at Deane Bozeman School, 13410 Highway 77, Panama City. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. CDT on May 8. The range portion of the class is from 8 to 11 a.m. on May 9 at the Bay County Range, 11411 Landfill Road, Panama City Beach. Students must be present both days in order to complete the course.

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

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