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Hunter safety courses offered in Broward, Hendry, Monroe, Palm Beach counties

News Release

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Media contact: Carol Lyn Parrish, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in Broward, Hendry, Monroe and Palm Beach counties.

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.

Internet Completion Course

March 5 (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

March 13 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Palm Beach
March 20 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

March 26 (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Traditional Course

Palm Beach
March 19 & 20 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

The specific location for these classes 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 or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122.

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