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Hunter safety courses offered in October for Lafayette, Madison counties

News Release

Monday, September 12, 2016

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free traditional hunter safety courses in two counties in October. See below.

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. Students must attend all sessions to receive their certificate.

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 dates and times are:

Oct. 15 and 16 (from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.)

Oct. 17, 18, 19 (7 to 10 p.m.) and Oct. 22 (2 p.m. until complete)

The specific locations for this class 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 or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.

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