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Hunter safety courses (April)

247297_10151198860343879_661791234_nFor immediate release: March 15, 2016
Contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in April

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in six counties in April. (List follows.)

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

The locations and times are:

  • Alachua
    April 9 (8 a.m. until complete)
  • Baker
    April 16 (8 a.m. to noon) Olustee
    and (1 p.m. until compete) Lake City
  • Duval
    April 14 (6 to 9 p.m.) and April 16 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
  • Gilchrist
    April 16 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
  • Taylor
    April 16 (8 a.m. until 5 p.m.)
  • Union
    April 7 (6 to 9 p.m.) Lake Butler
    and April 9 (11 a.m. until complete) Gainesville

The specific locations for these classes will be given to those who register in advance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.