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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 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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