Hunter safety course in Palm Beach Co. offers online or traditional instruction
Friday, April 22, 2011
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will
host a free hunter safety course on April 30 and May 1 from 8 a.m.
- 6 p.m. in Palm Beach County. Exception for those who have
successfully completed the online hunter
education course, attendance on both days is required for
certification. If you have completed the online course, print and
bring your final Web report to the FWC course on May 1.
Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and
hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the
final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a
shooting range. Classes both days are at Everglades Youth
Conservation Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm
Beach, FL 33412.
Space is limited, and reservations are required. Participants
can make reservations at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety
or by calling 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety
classes is available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.
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
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.