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Take a bowhunter education course in September

News Release

Friday, August 12, 2016

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

Florida bowhunters will have an opportunity to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course in Citrus or Columbia counties in September.

The course will be conducted using the new online, distance learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast may now access the program on the NBEF website, enter through the Florida portal and complete the online classroom topics before attending a shortened, interactive field day. The Florida course External Website is found at www.bowhunter-ed.com/florida.

The two classes being held in September are:

Citrus
Sept. 3 (8:30 a.m. until noon)
Inverness

Columbia
Sept. 10 (8 a.m. until noon)
Lake City

The course is offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Hunter Safety Section and the Florida Bowhunters Council.

"While these courses do not satisfy the hunter education requirements for Florida, they are educational, informative and well worth taking," said Steve Robbins, FWC Hunter Safety coordinator in Lake City.

Participants can expect to learn all aspects of bowhunting including:

  • History of bowhunting;
  • Safe and responsible bowhunting;
  • Know your bow and arrow;
  • Preparing for the hunt;
  • Shot placement and game recovery;
  • Use of elevated stands and other techniques;
  • Outdoor preparedness.

Participants must bring their own equipment, including bow and field-tipped arrows. Students should register for the course they choose by calling the FWC's North Central Regional Office at 386-754-1654 or by visiting MyFWC.com/Bowhunt. Students of all ages may participate.



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