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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in February

News Release

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676


Photo by Tim Donovan.

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

Gulf County
Feb. 3 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST)
Gulf Correctional Institution
500 Ike Steele Road in Wewahitchka

Jefferson County
Feb. 24 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST)
Jefferson Correctional Institution
1050 Big Joe Road in Monticello 

Wakulla County
Feb. 10 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST)
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
St. Marks, FL 32355 

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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