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Learn to Hunt

The FWC offers the following resources and programs for people to learn about and experience hunting. 

Hunter Safety

Find the Hunter Safety course that is right for you.

Junior Hunter Safety

Three Junior Hunter Safety courses about firearm safety, outdoor ethics and conservation for grades K-5.

Treestand Safety

Learn about treestand safety by taking this free 15-minute course.  

Bowhunter Education Course

Take the online Florida Bowhunter Education course then attend an abbreviated field day to learn about bowhunting safety, skills, and gear or if you’re planning to hunt in a state that requires bowhunter education.

 

Youth Hunting Program of Florida

The Youth Hunting Program of Florida (YHPF) is designed to introduce more young people to hunting and conservation by providing safe, educational, mentored youth hunts.

Florida Youth Hunter Education Challenge

The Florida Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is a program for hunter safety course graduates to learn more about leadership, ethics and safety while expanding their knowledge about conservation, target shooting and hunting.

Bowhunter Education Course

Take the online Florida Bowhunter Education course then attend an abbreviated field day to learn about bowhunting safety, skills, and gear or if you’re planning to hunt in a state that requires bowhunter education.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program provides expert instructors and safe, hands-on learning opportunities so adult participants can learn skills such as fishing, boating, hunting, target shooting, birdwatching, canoeing/kayaking, archery, and more.

National Archery in the Schools Program

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is designed to teach International style target archery in 4th-12th grade physical education classes. Before presenting the 2-week archery course, teachers undergo an 8-hour National Archery in the Schools Program Basic Archery Instructor Training course.

Get Started Hunting Resources

Visit the FWC's new hunter website for information about license and permit requirements, where to hunt, hunting tips and more. Also, sign up for FWC Hunting News for the latest updates about hunting opportunities.

 

Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp

Provides youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to become safe, responsible hunters and conservation stewards. Learn more about the Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp.

Everglades Youth Conservation Camp

Provides students and campers with conservation programs that feature outdoor adventure activities in the Florida Everglades. Learn more about the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp