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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 or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676

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