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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in October

News Release

Wednesday, September 05, 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 nine counties during 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 dates and times are:

Alachua
Oct. 6 (8 a.m. until complete) Gainesville 

Baker
Oct. 6
(8 a.m. until noon) Macclenny and (1 p.m. until complete) Lake City 

Oct. 27
(8 a.m. until noon) Macclenny and (1 p.m. until complete) Lake City 

Citrus
Oct. 6 (9 a.m. until complete) Lecanto 

Clay
Oct. 4 (6 to 9 p.m.) Green Cove Springs and Oct. 6 (8 a.m. until complete) Graham

Oct. 11 (6 to 9 p.m.) Orange Park and Oct. 13 (8 a.m. until complete) Graham

Oct. 18 (6 to 9 p.m.) Keystone Heights and Oct. 20 (8 a.m. until complete) Graham 

  Columbia
Oct. 13 (8 a.m. until complete) Lake City 

 Oct. 27 (8 a.m. until complete) Lake City 

Duval
Oct. 11 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Oct. 13 (8:30 a.m. until noon) Jacksonville 

Hamilton
Oct. 26 (6 to 9 p.m.) White Springs and Oct. 27 (10 a.m. until noon) Lake City 

Madison
Oct. 20 (noon until complete) Madison 

Nassau
Oct. 6
(8 a.m. until noon) Callahan and (1 to 4 p.m.) Bryceville 

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 MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.



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