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Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in May

News Release

Friday, April 08, 2016

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in four counties in May. (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.

The locations and times are:

Alachua
May 7 (8 a.m. until complete)
Gainesville

Baker
May 7 (8 to noon) Olustee
and (1 p.m. until compete) Lake City

Duval
May 12 (6 to 9 p.m.) and May 14 (8:30 a.m. until noon)
Jacksonville

Levy
May 28 (9 a.m. until complete)
Chiefland

The specific locations for this class will be given to those who register in advance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.



FWC Facts:
Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 operating a vessel powered by 10 hp or more must pass an approved boater safety course and carry a photo ID & FWC-issued boating safety card.

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