Hunter safety course in Collier County
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Media contact: Gaby Ferraro, 561-625-5122
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course Sept. 8, 9,
11 and 19 in Collier County.
Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun
handling and wildlife identification, among other topics, before
taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing
instruction on a shooting range.
The first three classes will be at Golden Gate Fire
Station No. 71, 100 13th St. SW (south of Collier County Estates
Library Branch). On Sept. 8 and 9, instruction will take place
5:30-9:30 p.m. On Sept. 11, it will be 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The
Sept. 19 session will be 8 a.m. - noon at BSA Camp Miles, 38751
Bermont Road, Punta Gorda. Instructors will provide driving
directions during the earlier sessions. Attendance on all four days
is required for certification.
Space is limited, and reservations are required by
going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling 561-625-5122. A
statewide schedule of hunter safety classes also is available at
Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an
approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting
license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under
16 years old to all classes. To participate in the live-fire
exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental
release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.