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Hunter safety internet-completion course offered in June

News Release

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

Hunter Safety Instruction

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety internet-completion course in Duval County during June.

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:

June 14 (6 to 9 p.m.) and June 16 (8:30 a.m. until noon)

The specific location for this class 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.

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