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FWC News: Hunter safety course in Palm Beach County

News Release

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Media contact: Gabriella Ferraro, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a free hunter safety course on Dec. 4 and 5 in Palm Beach County. Attendance on both days is required for those seeking certification.

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 course will be held at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, 2100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Participants can make reservations at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling 561-625-5122.

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 of age 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.



FWC Facts:
The FWC is working to expand deer hunting opportunities. Since 2005, 32 new WMAs have been added, totaling more than 141,000 acres.

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