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Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties in August

News Release

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

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

Online-completion courses

Escambia County
Aug. 1 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & Aug. 25 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Langley Bell 4-H Center
3730 Stefani Road in Cantonment

Gulf County
Aug. 25 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT)
Gulf Correctional Institution
500 Ike Steele Road in Wewahitchka

Jefferson County
Aug. 18 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT)
Jefferson Correctional Institution
1050 Big Joe Road in Monticello

Santa Rosa County
Aug. 8 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & Aug. 25 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Jay Community Center
5259 Booker Lane in Jay

Aug. 14 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & Aug. 25 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Avalon Middle School
5445 King Arthurs Way in Milton

Traditional course (must complete both days)
Santa Rosa County
Aug. 14, 16, 21, 23 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & Aug. 25 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Avalon Middle School
5445 King Arthurs Way in Milton

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 Panama City at 850-265-3676.



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