Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in 8 counties for October
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in eight counties during October. 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 always accompany children younger than 16.
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:
Oct. 2 (8 a.m. until complete) Macclenny and range to immediately follow in Lake City
Oct. 16 (8 a.m. until complete) Macclenny and range to immediately follow in Lake City
Oct. 28 (6 to 9 p.m.) Starke
and Oct. 30 (8 a.m. until noon) Graham
Oct.16 (9 a.m. until complete) Lecanto
Oct. 21 (6 to 9 p.m.) Green Cove Springs
and Oct. 23 (8 a.m. until noon) Graham
Oct. 16 (8 a.m. until complete) Lake City
Oct. 12 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Oct. 16 (8:30 a.m. until noon) Jacksonville
Oct. 16 (1 p.m. until complete) Madison
Oct. 30 (8 a.m. until complete) Fernandina Beach
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 MyFWC.com/hunting, then clicking on “Hunter Safety” or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.
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.