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Free hunter safety courses offered in Bay, Leon counties

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Friday, March 06, 2015

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free traditional hunter safety courses in Bay and Leon counties.

  • Bay County: Deane Bozeman School, 13410 Highway 77, Panama City. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. March 23, 25 and 27. The range portion of the class is March 28 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Bay County Range, 11411 Landfill Road, Panama City Beach.
  • Leon County: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Bryant Building, 620 S. Meridian Street, Tallahassee. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. March 17, 19, 24 and 26. The range portion of the class is March 28 from 8 a.m. until noon. The location will be announced during the instructional class.

 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 these courses can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator Will Burnett at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.



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