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Register now for a free hunter safety course

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-620-7335

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

“Don’t wait. Take your hunter safety course before spring turkey season begins,” said JoAnne Peagler, FWC’s Northeast Region hunter safety coordinator. “This is a great opportunity for those hunters who utilized the mentor exemption and need a course this year.”

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 class times and dates vary for each location and county. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes by going to and selecting “classes” or by calling the Ocala hunter safety office at 352-625-2804.

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