Bowhunter education courses scheduled in Nassau, Citrus and Duval County
Now you can take the Florida Bowhunter Education Course by completing an online, distance-learning component and then attending an abbreviated field day.
According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hunter safety personnel, the field day will be
Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. until noon in Citrus County,
Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. until noon in Nassau County
Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. until noon in Duval County.
The exact location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional office at 386-758-0525 or going online at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.
This field day is designed to be a hands-on, constructive learning experience that will include bow setup and shooting, field walks, blood-trail exercises, erecting and safely ascending and descending from tree stands, as well as equipment preparation and survival techniques.
A small fee to take the distance-learning course is payable to the National Bowhunter Education Foundation on its website: http://www.bowhunter-ed.com/fl. Access the online distance-learning course at MyFWC.com/Bowhunt.
Participants can expect to learn all aspects of bowhunting, including:
§ History of bowhunting;
§ Safe and responsible bowhunting;
§ Preparing for the hunt;
§ Shot placement and game recovery;
§ Use of elevated stands and other techniques; and
§ Outdoor preparedness.
Students of all ages may participate; however, an adult must accompany those under the age of 16.
Participants should bring all equipment, including bow and arrows.
Students should pre-register for the course by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.