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Hunter safety course offered in Glades Co.

News Release

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 online hunter 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 or by calling 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at

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.

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