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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in May

News Release

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in three 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:

May 7 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Bay County Shooting Range
10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach

May 7 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Bar-C Ranch
6022 Old Lloyd Road in Monticello

May 7 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Holmes County Extension Office
1169 E. Highway 90 in Bonifay 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

FWC Facts:
Although black bears in western states may have several color phases, all black bears in the eastern United States, including Florida black bears, are black.

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