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FWC offers hunter safety course in Escambia County

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Media contact: Dave Crosariol, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Escambia County.

The course will be at the W.J. Woodham Middle School, 150 E. Burgess Road, in Pensacola.  Instruction will be from 6 to 9 p.m. March 9, 11, 16 and 18.  The range portion of the class will be March 20.

An adult must accompany children who are under age 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The state requires successful completion of a hunter safety course before anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, can purchase a Florida hunting license.  The FWC course satisfies hunter safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

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