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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in 7 counties in October

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in seven counties in October (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:

Bay County
Oct. 13 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT)
Bay County Shooting Range
10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach 

Oct. 13 (2 to 4 p.m. CDT)
Youth Hunter Education Challenge (for hunter safety course graduates only)
Learn more about this event at MyFWC.com/Education/Outdoor-skills.
Bay County Shooting Range
10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach 

Oct. 27 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT)
Bay County Shooting Range
10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach 

Calhoun County
Oct. 21 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT)
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office
20776 E. Central Ave. in Blountstown 

Escambia County
Oct. 10 (6. to 10 p.m. CDT) & Oct. 27 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Molino Community Center
6450 Highway 95A in Molino 

Oct. 16 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & Oct. 27 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Langley Bell 4-H Center
3730 Stefani Road in Cantonment 

Holmes County
Oct. 20 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT)
Holmes County Agricultural Center
1169 E. Highway 90 in Bonifay 

Jefferson County
Oct. 13 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT)
Jefferson Correctional Institution
1050 Big Joe Road in Monticello 

Santa Rosa County
Oct. 23 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & Oct. 27 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Avalon Middle School
5445 King Arthurs Way in Milton 

Oct. 24 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & Oct. 27 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Jay Community Center
5259 Booker Lane in Jay 

Washington County
Oct. 13 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT)
Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports
2131 Clayton Road in Chipley

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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