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Take a bowhunter education course in February

News Release

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294


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Florida bowhunters will have an opportunity to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course in Alachua County in February.

The course will be conducted using the online, distance-learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast can access the program on the NBEF website by entering through the Florida portal and completing the online classroom topics, before attending a shortened, interactive field day. The Florida course is at External Website

The class being held in February is:

Feb. 17 (8 a.m. until complete)

The course is offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Hunter Safety Section and the Florida Bowhunters Council.

While these courses do not satisfy the hunter education requirements for Florida, they are educational, informative and well worth taking, according to FWC officials.

Participants can expect to learn all aspects of bowhunting including:

  • History of bowhunting.

  • Safe and responsible bowhunting.

  • Know your bow and arrow.

  • Preparing for the hunt.

  • Shot placement and game recovery.

  • Use of elevated stands and other techniques.

  • Outdoor preparedness.

    Participants must bring their own equipment, including bow and field-tipped arrows. Students should register for the course they choose by calling the FWC's North Central Regional Office at 386-754-1654 or by visiting Students of all ages may participate.


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