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Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

News Release

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free eight-day hunter safety course May 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23 and 24, in Miami-Dade County. Students must attend all days of the course.

Course hours for the first six sessions are 3:45-5:30 p.m. On May 23 the class is from 3:45-6:30 p.m. and on May 24 from 8-10 a.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 class will be in room 308 at Divine Savior Academy, 10311 NW 58th St. in Doral.

Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. Links to the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

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.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised).



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