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Hunter safety course in Collier Co.

News Release

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on April 6 and April 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 course will be at the Everglades Conservation & Sportsman Club Inc., 50900-50999 Loop Road, Ochopee, FL 34141.

Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region 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.



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.

Learn More at AskFWC