Hunter safety course in Palm Beach Co.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host two free hunter safety courses on March 22 and March 23 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Palm Beach County.
Participants attending only on March 23 must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course. The report does not have to be notarized.
Students will learn about several topics, including hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.
The class is at the Everglades Youth Camp in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area at 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach. (GPS will not work in helping you find this location.)
Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. Links to the online part of 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).