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Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in September

News Release

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in nine counties in September. (List follows.)

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

All 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.

The locations and times are:

County                Dates/Times                                           City 

Alachua                Sept. 19 (8 a.m. until complete)                  Gainesville               

Baker                   Sept. 5   (8 a.m. until noon)                       Olustee 

Bradford               Sept. 10 (6 to 9 p.m.)                               Starke
                           & Sept. 12 (8 a.m. until complete)               Graham            

Citrus                   Sept. 26 (9 a.m. until complete)                 Lecanto                     

Clay                      Sept. 24 (6 to 9 p.m.)                              Middleburg
                            & Sept. 26 (8 a.m. to noon)                      Graham           

Columbia               Sept. 17 (6 to 9 p.m.)                               Lake City
                            & Sept. 19 (8:30 a.m. to noon)

Dixie                     Sept. 12 (9 a.m. to complete)                    Cross City                 

Duval                    Sept. 3 (6 to 9 p.m.)                                 Jacksonville
                            & Sept. 5 (8:30 a.m. to complete)   

Suwannee             Sept.  16 (6 to 9 p.m.)                              Wellborn
                           & Sept. 19 (8:30 a.m. to noon)                  Lake City

The specific locations for these classes will be given to those who register in advance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.

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