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Hunter safety courses offered in September

white_tailed_deer1For immediate release: Aug. 10, 2016
Contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294
Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in September

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in nine counties in September. (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. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 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 cities and times are:

  • Alachua
    Sept. 3 (8 a.m. until compete)
  • Bradford
    Sept. 22 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Starke
    and Sept. 24 (8 a.m. until complete) in Graham
  • Citrus
    Sept. 10 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) in Homosassa
    and (2 p.m. until complete) in Brooksville
  • Clay
    Sept. 8 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Middleburg
    and Sept. 10 (8 a.m. until complete) in Graham

    Sept. 15 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Keystone Heights
    and Sept. 17 (8 a.m. until complete) in Graham

  • Columbia
    Sept. 15 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Sept. 17 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
    Lake City
  • Duval
    Sept. 8 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Sept. 10 (8:30 a.m. to noon)
  • Levy
    Sept. 17 (9 a.m. until complete)
  • Suwannee
    Sept. 14 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Wellborn
    and Sept. 17 (8:30 a.m. until complete) in Lake City
  • Taylor
    Sept. 10 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The specific locations for this class 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.