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Hunter safety course offered in Bay Co.

News Release

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The course will be held at Gulf Coast State College, in the second-floor lecture hall of the Student Union East building, 5230 West U.S. 98 in Panama City. Instruction is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4, 6, 11 and 13. The range portion of the class is Oct. 15 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the college's North Bay Center, 637 Hwy. 2300 in Southport.

Students who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the Oct. 4 class from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and the Oct. 15 class from 7 to 11 a.m.

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

The hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, to 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 or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

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