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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in August

News Release

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in eight counties during August (list below).

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 dates and times are:

Alachua County
Aug. 4 (8 a.m. until complete)

Aug. 18 (8 a.m. until complete)

Baker County
Aug. 25 (8 a.m. until noon) Macclenny and (1 p.m. until complete) Lake City

Clay County
Aug. 9 (6 to 9 p.m.) Orange Park and Aug. 11 (8 a.m. until complete) Graham 

Aug. 23 (6 to 9 p.m.) Keystone Heights and Aug. 25 (8 a.m. until complete) Graham

Columbia County
Aug. 25 (8 a.m. until complete)
Lake City 

Duval County
Aug. 23 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Aug. 25 (8:30 a.m. until noon)

Lafayette County
Aug. 18 (8 a.m. until complete) Mayo

Levy County
Aug. 12 (2 p.m. until complete) Chiefland 

Aug. 26 (3 to 7 p.m.) Williston 

Madison County
Aug. 18 (noon until complete) Madison 

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 Lake City at 386-758-0525.


FWC Facts:
Breeding season for Florida black bears is summer, with the peak occurring from about mid-June through July.

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