Hunter safety course in Collier Co.
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.