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FWC offers free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Washington County

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Media contact: Adam Young, 850-413-0084

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Washington County.

The course will be at Hard Labor Creek Plantation, 1963 Hard Labor Road in Chipley.  Instruction will begin at 8 a.m. on May 1 and will take approximately seven hours to complete.

To gain admittance, students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and are required to bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course.  The final report form does not have to be notarized.

An adult must accompany children under 16 years of age at all times.  Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, before they can purchase a Florida hunting license.  The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

Anyone interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.



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