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Free hunter safety courses offered in Santa Rosa County

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering several free hunter safety courses in Santa Rosa County.

Traditional course:

  • Avalon Middle School, 5445 King Arthur’s Way, Milton. Instruction is from 6 to 10 p.m. CST, Oct. 5, 8, 12, and 13. The range portion of this class will be Oct. 17 from 7 to 10 a.m. Directions to the range will be given out in class.

Internet-completion courses:

  • Avalon Middle School, 5445 King Arthur’s Way, Milton. Instruction is from 6 to 10 p.m. CST, Oct. 5. The range portion of this class will be Oct. 17 from 7 to 10 a.m. The location to the range will be given out in class.
  • Pace High School, 4065 Norris Road, Milton. Instruction is from 6 to 10 p.m. CST, Oct. 6. The range portion of this class will be Oct. 17 from 7 to 10 a.m. The location to the range will be given out in class.

For the Internet-completion courses, 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 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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