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Hunter safety courses offered in 5 counties

Media contact: Carol Lyn Parrish, 561-882-5709 Release Date: 02-19-2020   All Articles Tags:

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in five counties (list follows). Hunter safety courses are designed to help students become safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters and learn about conservation. 

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. 

Internet-completion Courses 

March 7 (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
March 14 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 
March 29 (8:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

March 29 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

March 1 (1 p.m. - 6 p.m.)  

Feb. 29 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Palm Beach
March 8 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 

Traditional Course
Palm Beach
March 7 & 8 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

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 or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

Youth between 12 and 17 years old who successfully complete a hunter safety course can learn more about conservation and experience hunting through the FWC’s Youth Hunting Program. Check out the calendar for safe, educational, mentored youth hunts. In addition, hunter safety course graduates can participate in the Youth Hunter Education Challenge program. YHEC events are designed to teach youth aged 18 and younger about leadership, safety and conservation while building skills and knowledge related to hunting, map and compass, wildlife identification and target shooting. Find and register for YHEC events.