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Free hunter safety course offered in Palm Beach Miami-Dade counties

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Media contact: Liz Barraco, 850-556-2269

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

  • Palm Beach County: Feb. 21 & 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
    Everglades Youth Camp, J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area
    12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach
  • Miami-Dade County: Feb. 20-22,
    Feb. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m., Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
    Feb. 22 from 6:30 to 9 a.m.
    Castellow Hammock Park
    22301 SW 162 Ave., Miami

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 MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122.



FWC Facts:
The Florida black bear is one of three subspecies of bears recognized in the southeastern United States.

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