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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in May

News Release

Friday, April 13, 2018

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

Hunting Safety Class

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

May 5 (8 a.m. until noon) Macclenny and (1 p.m. until complete)
Lake City 

May 12 Women’s Class (8 a.m. until complete)
Lake City 

May 24 (6 to 9 p.m.) and May 26 (8:30 a.m. until noon)

May 5 (8 a.m. until noon) Callahan and (1 to 3 p.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 or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.

FWC Facts:
While bears may defend a food resource, bears generally are not territorial, meaning they do not defend boundaries of a specific area from intrusion by other bears.

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