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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in October

News Release

Monday, September 12, 2016

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in 13 counties in October. (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 dates and times are:

Alachua
Oct. 15 (8 a.m. until compete)
Gainesville 

Baker
Oct. 1 (8 a.m. until noon) in Macclenny
and (1 p.m. until complete) in Lake City 

Oct. 22 (8 a.m. until noon) in Macclenny
and (1 p.m. until complete) in Lake City 

Bradford
Oct. 20 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Starke
and Oct. 22 (8 a.m. until complete) in Graham 

Citrus
Oct. 8 (9 a.m. until complete)
Homosassa

Clay
Oct. 6 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Middleburg
and Oct. 8 (8 a.m. until complete) in Graham 

Oct. 13 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Keystone Heights
and Oct. 15 (8 a.m. until complete) in Graham 

Columbia
Oct. 13 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Oct. 15 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
Lake City 

Dixie
Oct. 8 (9 a.m. until complete)
Cross City 

Duval
Oct. 6 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Oct. 8 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
Jacksonville 

Gilchrist
Oct. 15 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
Trenton 

Hamilton
Oct. 14 (6 to 9 p.m.) in White Springs
and Oct. 15 (8:30 a.m. until complete) inLake City 

Levy
Oct. 15 (9 a.m. until complete)
Chiefland 

Nassau
Oct. 7 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Oct. 8 (8 until 11 a.m.)
Yulee 

Suwannee
Oct. 12 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Wellborn
and Oct. 15 (8:30 a.m. until complete) in Lake City 

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



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