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Hunter safety courses offered in April

News Release

Friday, March 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 April. (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

Santa Rosa
April 4 (6 to 10 p.m.) & April 16 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Avalon Middle School,
5445 King Arthurs Way in Milton

April 13 (6 to 10 p.m.) & April 16 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Jay Community Center,
5259 Booker Lane in Jay

Bay
April 9 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Bay County Range,
10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach

Gulf
April 16 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Gulf Correctional Institution,
500 Ike Steele Road in Wewahitchka

Escambia
April 25 (6 to 10 p.m.) and May 7 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Booker T. Washington High School,
6000 College Parkway in Pensacola

Traditional Courses (must complete all days)

Santa Rosa
April 4, 5, 11, 12 (6 to 10 p.m.) & April 16 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Avalon Middle School,
5445 King Arthurs Way in Milton

Leon
April 12, 14, 19, 21 (6 to 9 p.m. EST) & April 23 (8 a.m. to noon EST)
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission –
Bryant Building (Second floor Conference Room #272),
620 S. Meridian Street in Tallahassee

Escambia
April 25, 27; May 2, 4 (6 to 10 p.m.) & May 7 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Booker T. Washington High School,
6000 College Parkway in 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.



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