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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in Bay and Leon counties

News Release

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

Hunter Safety Instruction

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in Bay and Leon counties.

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
May 12 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT)
Bay County Shooting Range
10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach 

Leon County
May 25 (6 to 9 p.m. EDT) & May 26 (8 a.m. to noon EDT)
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Bryant Building
620 S. Meridian St. in Tallahassee

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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