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FWC offers hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course June 27-29 in Miami-Dade County. Students must attend all three days of the course.

On June 27, the course runs from 6-10 p.m. On the 28th, it starts at 8 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. The last day starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 8 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 held at Castellow Hammock Park, 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Miami.

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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