Hunter Safety Requirement
Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, and 16 years or older, must pass a hunter safety course before purchasing a hunting license, unless using the Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemption and hunting under the supervision of a qualified hunter. Completion of a hunter safety course is required to hunt on military bases.
Hunter Safety Courses
One Program -Two Options
Find a program that is best for you or to register for a FREE hunter safety course.
Bowhunter Education - Traditional Course or new Online Distance Learning - Register for a Bowhunter Education course near you.
Hunter Education Programs - Look in our Education section for links to educational programs for youth and families.
Youth and Family Hunting Opportunties
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers several opportunities for adults to take youths (under age 16) hunting. Many WMAs allow youths, under adult supervision, to hunt during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, small-game and spring turkey seasons without having quota permits. Youths also may hunt areas that require a quota permit if accompanied by a quota permit holder, who is 18 or older, provided the quota permit holder and youth share a single bag limit.
Youth Hunting Program of Florida
The FWC and other conservation organizations have joined forces to offer youth hunts that are safe, educational and very affordable. The FWC sponsors introductory, instructive youth hunts for deer, turkey, hogs, waterfowl, small game and other species. Hunts include mentors, lodging and meals.
Over 18? Want to give something back to your sport?
Become a certified Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor in your community.
Hunter Safety Duplicate Cards
Print a copy of your hunter safety card. If you have a problem printing your card, please contact your nearest hunter safety office.
Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemption
Anyone 16 years or older and born after May 31, 1975 can hunt under the supervision of a licensed hunter, 21 or older, without having to complete the state's hunter safety certification. Click here for more information.
What class did I sign up for?
Can't remember what class you signed up for, simply go to this link and enter your information, then click on find class!
Skill's Day Topics?
A Skill’s Day is where the student demonstrates to our volunteer instructors the skills they learned during hunter safety course. Follow this link for an overview of each of the six learning stations.
Hunter Safety Volunteer Instructor
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Take a Free Treestand Safety Course Online
ATV courses are available through FFS's contractor Specialty Vehicle Institute of America. Go to www.floridaohv.org and there is a link to the training info.
Contact Your Local Hunter Safety Office