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FWC offers hunter safety course in Okaloosa County

News Release

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Okaloosa County.

The course will be at the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach.  Instruction will be from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23 and 24.  The range portion of the class will be Feb. 26 from 8-11 a.m.

An adult must accompany children under age 16 at all times.  Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The hunter safety course is required before anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, can purchase a Florida hunting license.  The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

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



FWC Facts:
The FWC is lead manager or landowner on about 1.1 million acres of Florida's Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system. More than 5.8 million acres of land are open for public hunting.

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