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FWC offers hunter safety course in Escambia County

News Release

Friday, September 24, 2010

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The course will be conducted at W.J. Woodham Middle School, 150 E. Burgess Road in Pensacola.  Instruction will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5, 7, 12 and 14.  The range portion of the class will be Oct. 16 from 7 to 10 a.m.

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

Successful completion of an approved 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.

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