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FWC offers bowhunting course in Miami-Dade County

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free bowhunting course Saturday, Aug. 28, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 29, from 8-10 a.m. in Miami-Dade County.

Have you ever wondered how the hunter fits into modern-day conservation efforts? Are you interested in learning how to safely handle a bow and arrow? These are just two of the instructional areas covered in the bowhunting course. Students also will receive hands-on experience shooting a bow and arrow on the range. Students are encouraged to bring their own bow-hunting equipment. Attendance is required on both days.

The course will be at South Ridge Park, 11250 SW 192 St., Miami. To get there from U.S. 1 or the Florida Turnpike, go west on Quail Roost, south at SW 114 Ave., east at SW 192 St. and then turn right into South Ridge Park at the fire hydrant.

Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information and to sign up, go to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or call 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety and bow hunting classes also is available on the FWC's website.

Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes.



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