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Hunter safety course 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 a free traditional hunter safety course in two counties during September. (List follows.)

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. Students must attend all sessions to receive their certificate.

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.

County                       Dates/Time                                               City

Lafayette                    Sept. 19 and 20 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)              Mayo


Madison                     Sept. 21, 22, and 23 (7 to 10 p.m.)             Madison

                                Sept. 26 (1 p.m. until complete)

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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