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Hunter safety internet-completion course offered in six counties for March

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294 Release Date: 02-06-2019   All Articles Tags:

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in six counties during March. Hunter safety courses are designed to help students become safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters and learn about conservation.

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 date and times are:

March 16 (8 a.m. to noon) Macclenny and (1 p.m. until complete) Lake City

March 9 (9 a.m. until complete) Lecanto

March 7 (6 to 9 p.m.) Orange Park and March 9 (8 a.m. until complete) Graham

March 14 (6 to 9 p.m.) Middleburg and March 16 (8 a.m. until complete) Graham

March 28 (6 to 9 p.m.) Jacksonville and March 30 (8:30 a.m. until noon) Jacksonville

March 9 (8 a.m. until complete) Bryceville

March 2 (9 a.m. until complete) Sanderson                                                  

The specific location 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 or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.