Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade Co.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Media contact: Carli Segelson, 561-882-5703
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Oct. 19 from 6-10 p.m.; Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Oct. 21 from 6:30-8 a.m. Attendance on all three days is required for certification.
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.
The class is at the Dade County Extension Office, 18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead, FL 33030.
Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Regional Office at 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is 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 live-fire exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.