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Hunter safety courses offered in March

News Release

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in five counties in March. (List follows).

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. Traditional course students must complete the entire course in person.

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:

Online Completion Courses

Liberty
March 5 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Woodmen of the World Camp,
22459 NE Woodmen of the World Road in Hosford

Escambia
March 7 (6 to 10 p.m.) and March 19 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Booker T. Washington High School,
6000 College Parkway, Pensacola

Jefferson
March 12 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Bar-C Ranch, 6022 Old Lloyd Road, Monticello

Calhoun
March 26 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office,
20091 NW Maxie Waldorff Road, Blountstown

Traditional Courses(must complete all days)

Bay
March 5 & 6 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Bay County Range,
10900 Steelfield Road, Panama City Beach

Escambia
March 7, 9, 15, 16 (6 to 10 p.m.) and March 19 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Booker T. Washington High School,
6000 College Parkway, Pensacola

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 Panama City at 850-265-3676.



FWC Facts:
Adult white-tailed deer in Florida average 125 lbs. for bucks, 95 lbs. for does. The Key deer subspecies is noticeably smaller, averaging just 27 in. tall and 55-70 lbs.

Learn More at AskFWC