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Hunter safety courses offered in 2 counties

News Release

Friday, June 22, 2018

Media contact: Carol Lyn Parrish, 850-556-2269 or

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in two counties (list follows). 

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.

Internet-completion Courses

July 21 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
July 22 (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

July 14 (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.) & July 15 (8 a.m. – noon)

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 West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

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