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Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

News Release

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Media contact: Gaby Ferraro, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will offer a free hunter safety course Sept. 10-12 in Miami-Dade County.

Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and wildlife identification before taking the final test.  The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

Instruction will take place 6-10 p.m. Sept. 10; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sept. 11; and 7-9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the American Legion Hall, 6445 NE 7th Ave. in Miami. Attendance on all three days is required for certification.

Space is limited, and reservations are required by going to or by calling 561-625-5122.  A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes also is available at

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years old to all classes. To participate in the live-fire exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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