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FWC offers bowhunting course in Palm Beach Co.

News Release

Friday, April 20, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 561-882-5703

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free National Bowhunter Education Foundation bowhunting course on April 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Palm Beach County.

Have you ever wondered how the hunter fits into modern-day conservation efforts?  Do you want to learn how to handle a bow and arrow?  These are just a couple of the instructional areas covered in the FWC’s bowhunting course. 

The course will provide students with hands-on experience shooting a bow and arrow on the range.  Students are encouraged to bring their own bow-hunting equipment.

The course will be at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, FL  33412

Space is limited and reservations are required. Participants can make reservations at MyFWC.com/huntersafety and then selecting “Hunter Education” or by calling 561-625-5122.  A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at the same link.

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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