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Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

News Release

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Media contact: Gaby Ferraro, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will offer a free hunter safety course Sept. 10-12 in Miami-Dade County.

Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and wildlife identification before taking the final test.  The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

Instruction will take place 6-10 p.m. Sept. 10; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sept. 11; and 7-9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the American Legion Hall, 6445 NE 7th Ave. in Miami. Attendance on all three 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 MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

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.



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