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February hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered

News Release

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in six counties in February. (List follows.)

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

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.


Date and Times



Feb. 21 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)




Feb. 19 (6 – 9 p.m.) & Feb. 21 (8 a.m. – noon)

Feb. 5 (6 – 9 p.m.) & Feb. 7 (8 a.m. – noon)





Feb. 18 (6 – 9:30 p.m.) & Feb. 21 (8 a.m. – noon)

Feb. 19 (6 -9 p.m.) & Feb. 21 (8:30 a.m. – noon)

Feb. 28 (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)



The specific locations for these classes will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional FWC office in Lake City at 386-758-0525 or going to

Those interested in attending a course can also register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC’s Lake City office at 386-758-0525.

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