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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.