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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in September

News Release

Friday, September 16, 2016

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in four counties in September. (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:

Sept. 24 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Bay County Shooting Range,
10900 Steel Field Road in Panama City Beach

Sept. 24 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Calhoun Correctional Institution,
19562 SE Institution Drive in Blountstown

Sept. 27 (6 to 10 p.m.) & Oct. 1 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Molino Community Center,
6450 U.S. Highway 95A N. in Molino 

Sept. 24 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Bar-C Ranch,
6022 Old Lloyd Road in Monticello

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 Panama City at 850-265-3676.

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