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Hunter safety course in Palm Beach Co.

News Release

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 561-882-5703

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Nov. 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Except for those who have already successfully completed the online portion of the course, attendance on both days is required for certification. If you have completed the online course, you only need to attend the second day. You will need to bring the final Web report to the FWC course on Nov. 4. It does not have to be notarized.

Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

Classes both days will be held at the Everglades Youth Camp in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412.

Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. A link to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are 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 must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.



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Florida ranks second in the nation for the number of residents who take trips to view wildlife. (1.4 million)

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