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Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Broward and St. Lucie counties

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Media contact: Liz Barraco, (850) 556-2269

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Broward and St. Lucie counties.

  • Broward County: March 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World
    200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach
  • St. Lucie: March 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range
    End of Coolidge Road, Fort Pierce

Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course. The final report form does not have to be notarized.

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 the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122.

FWC Facts:
The average Florida manatee is about 10 ft. long and close to 1,200 lbs. They can reach up to 13 ft. and 3,500 lbs. Calves are 3-4 ft. long & weigh 60-70 lbs. at birth.

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