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Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in Columbia Co.

News Release

Monday, August 15, 2011

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering three free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Columbia County.  

The first class is Sept. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sept. 3 from 8:30 a.m. until completed. The second class is Sept. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 8:30 a.m. until completed. The third class is Sept. 22 from 6 to 9 a.m. and Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m. until completed.

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. Students must attend both days to get credit for the course.

The location for these classes will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional office at 386-758-0525 or going to

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. 

People born on or after June 1, 1975, must complete the hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC's regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.

FWC Facts:
The Florida Bird Conservation Initiative is a voluntary, public-private partnership that seeks to promote the sustainability of native Florida birds and their habitats.

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