Hunter safety course offered in Glades Co.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 561-625-5122
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will
host a free hunter safety course Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
People seeking certification must successfully complete the
education course and print and bring their final Web report to
the FWC course on Aug. 27.
The course will be held at the Glades County Sheriff's Office
Shooting Range in Moore Haven, on Gun Club Road, three miles north
of U.S. 27 on State Road 78.
Students will learn about hunting laws, hunter
ethics/responsibility and safe gun handling, among other topics,
before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing
instruction on a shooting range.
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.