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FWC offers hunter safety course in Santa Rosa County

News Release

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Media contact: Adam Young, 850-413-0084

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

The course will be at Avalon Middle School, 5445 King Arthur's Way in Milton.  Instruction will be from 6-9 p.m. April 13, 15, 20 and 22.  The range portion of the class will be April 24 from 7-10 a.m.

Those who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the April 13 class from 6-10 p.m. and the April 24 range day.
An adult must accompany children under age 16 at all times.  Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The hunter safety course is required 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 MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676



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