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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-732-1225

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in 12 counties throughout central Florida.

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.

“There’s plenty of space available in all 12 counties in the Northeast Region”, said JoAnne Peagler, regional hunter safety coordinator for the FWC’s Northeast Region. “The class times and dates vary for each location and county.” The first batch are Aug. 22.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times and students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

Anyone interested in attending the local courses can register online or by calling the FWC’s Northeast Region Hunter Safety Office at 352-625-2804.

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