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Bowhunting class set for Washington County

News Release

Friday, September 24, 2010

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sponsoring a bowhunting class for serious archers.

The class will be Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hard Labor Creek Plantation, 1963 Hard Labor Road in Chipley.

"The purpose of this class is to provide advanced instruction to the bowhunter on such topics as the fundamentals of bowhunting, safety, hunting techniques, stalking, trailing and sportsmanship," said George Warthen, regional hunter safety coordinator.

"Also, even though it is not required in Florida, completion of a bowhunting class is required in at least 14 other states before a hunter can purchase a bowhunting license," Warthen said.

Participants should dress for hunting and bring their own archery equipment, including bows and arrows (field points or target points), a lawn chair, pen or pencil and a packed lunch.

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

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