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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in three counties in July

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Friday, July 06, 2018

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

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

Bay County
July 21 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT)  
Bay County Shooting Range
10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach

Escambia County
July 10 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & July 14 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Langley Bell 4-H Center
3730 Stefani Road in Cantonment 

Santa Rosa County
July 11 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & July 14 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Jay Community Center
5259 Booker Lane in Jay

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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