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Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Media contact: Lynne Hawk, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course, July 9, 10 and 11 in Miami-Dade County. Attendance on all three days is required.

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.

The course will be held on July 9 from 6 to 10 p.m., July 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 11 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 6445 NE 7th Ave., Miami. Space is limited and reservations are required by going online at or by calling 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass this course or another approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age 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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