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FWC offers hunter safety course in Bay County

News Release

Friday, September 24, 2010

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The course will be conducted at Gulf Coast Community College, in the second-floor lecture hall of the Student Union East building, 5230 West U.S. 98 in Panama City.  Instruction will be from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5, 7, 12 and 14.  The range portion of the class will be Oct. 16 from 7-11 a.m.

People who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the Oct. 5 class from 6-10 p.m. and the Oct. 16 range day.

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

Successful completion of an approved hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, before they 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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