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Hunter safety courses offered

News Release

Monday, July 18, 2016

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-620-7335

 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in central Florida. (List follows.)

“Don’t wait, take your hunter safety course today,” said JoAnne Peagler, Northeast Region hunter safety coordinator.

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:

Internet-completion Courses

Brevard
Aug. 13 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club, Mims

Aug. 19 (6–10 p.m.) & Aug. 21 (8 a.m.–noon)
Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club, Palm Bay

Sept. 10 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club, Mims

Sept. 16 (6–10 p.m.) & Sept. 18 (8 a.m.–noon)
Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club, Palm Bay

Flagler
Aug. 13 (9 a.m.–3 p.m.)
Flagler Gun & Archery Club, Bunnell

Sept. 10 (9 a.m.–3 p.m.)
Flagler Gun & Archery Club, Bunnell

Indian River
Aug. 6 (9 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Indian River County Shooting Range, Sebastian

Sept. 10 (9 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Indian River County Shooting Range, Sebastia 

Lake
Aug. 6 (10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.)
The Gun Shop & Gun Range, Leesburg

Aug. 13 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Emerald Island LLC Range, Leesburg

Aug. 20 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Lake Correctional Institution, Clermont

Sept. 10 (10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.)
The Gun Shop & Gun Range, Leesburg

Sept. 17 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Lake Correctional Institution, Clermont

Sept. 24 (8 a.m.–3 p.m.)
Royal Trails Community Park, Eustis

Marion
Aug. 2 and Aug. 4 (6 p.m.–9 p.m.)
Gander Mountain, Ocala

Sept. 10 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Ocala Conservation Center, Silver Springs

Sept. 13 & 15 (6 p.m.–9 p.m.)
Gander Mountain, Ocala

Orange
Aug. 9 & 10 (5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.)
Instant Replay Shooting Sports, Union Park-Orlando

Aug. 13 (1:30–6 p.m.)
Bass Pro Shops, Orlando

Aug. 14 (1:30–6 p.m.)
Bass Pro Shops, Orlando

Aug. 20 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Central Florida Rifle & Pistol Club, Orlando

Aug. 20 (1:30–6 p.m.)
Bass Pro Shops, Orlando

Aug. 21 (1:30–6 p.m.)
Bass Pro Shops, Orlando

Sept. 13 & 14 (5:30–8:30 p.m.)
Instant Replay Shooting Sports, Union Park-Orlando

Sept. 13 & 15 (6–9 p.m.)
Bass Pro Shops, Orlando

Sept. 17 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Central Florida Rifle & Pistol Club, Orlando

Osceola
Aug. 27 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Holopaw Community Center, Holopaw

Sept. 18 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Holopaw Community Center, Holopaw

Putnam
Aug. 6 (8 a.m.–3 p.m.)
First Baptist Church, Hollister

Sept. 10 (8 a.m.–3 p.m.)
First Baptist Church, Hollister

Seminole
Aug. 9 & 11 (5:30–8:30 p.m.)
Gander Mountain, Lake Mary

Aug. 20 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Seminole County Gun & Archery Association, Geneva

Aug. 23 & 25 (5:30–8:30 p.m.)
Gander Mountain, Lake Mary

Sept. 13 & 15 (5:30–8:30 p.m.)
Gander Mountain, Lake Mary

Sept. 17 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Seminole County Gun & Archery Association, Geneva

St John
Aug. 13 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, St. Augustine

Sept. 10 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, St. Augustine

Sumter
Aug. 13 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Sumter Correctional Institution, Bushnell

Sept. 17 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Sumter Correctional Institution, Bushnell

Volusia
Aug. 6 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Volusia County Agricultural Center, DeLand

Sept. 10 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Volusia County Agricultural Center, DeLand

 

Traditional Courses

Brevard
Aug. 19 (6–9 p.m.), Aug. 20 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.) & Aug. 21 (8 a.m.–noon)
Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club, Palm Bay

Sept. 16 (6–9 p.m.), Sept. 17 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.) & Sept. 18 (8 a.m.–noon)
Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club, Palm Bay

Marion
Aug. 13 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.) & Aug. 14 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Ocala Conservation Center, Silver Springs

Volusia
Sept. 17 & 18 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
DeBary Hall, DeBary

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 Ocala at 352-625-2804.



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