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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in June

News Release

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

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

Duval
June 22 (6 to 9 p.m.) and June 24 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
Jacksonville

Gilchrist
June 10 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
Trenton 

Nassau
June 2 (6 to 9 p.m.) and June 3 (8 to 11 a.m.)
Yulee 

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 Lake City at 386-758-0525.



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