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Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in February

News Release

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in five counties in February. (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:

Baker
Feb. 20 (8 a.m. until noon and then 1 p.m. until complete)

Citrus
Feb. 27 (9 a.m. until complete)

Columbia
Feb. 18 (6 – 9 p.m.) and
Feb. 20 (8:30 a.m. to noon)

Duval
Feb. 18 (6 – 9 p.m.) and
Feb. 20 (8:30 a.m. until complete)

Levy
Feb. 27 (9 a.m. until complete)

The specific locations 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 MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.



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