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Free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Gulf County

News Release

Wednesday, March 17, 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 Gulf County.

The course will be at the Gulf County Correctional Facility training classroom, 500 Ike Steele Road in Wewahitchka.  Instruction will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. March 26 and 8 a.m. to noon March 27.

To gain admittance, students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and 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.

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

FWC Facts:
Anyone under 21 years of age with a breath-alcohol level of .02 or higher and operating or controlling a vessel is in violation of Florida law.

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