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Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties

News Release

Friday, May 26, 2017

Media contact: Carol Lyn Parrish, 850-556-2269

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in four counties (List follows.)

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. 

Internet-completion Courses 

Broward
June 10 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
June 25 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 

Okeechobee
June 10 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 

Palm Beach
June 10 (7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) 

Traditional Course 

Miami-Dade
June 23 (6 – 10 p.m.), June 24 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) & June 25(7:30 – 9 a.m.) 

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 West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122.



FWC Facts:
Boats 16 feet and longer must have at least one USCG-approved throwable Type IV PFD per passenger - immediately available in case of a fall overboard.

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