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Take a bowhunter education course in February in Columbia County

News Release

Tuesday, January 05, 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 Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. until noon in Columbia County.

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 is found at www.bowhunter-ed.com/florida/.

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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