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Hunter safety course in Palm Beach Co. offers online or traditional instruction

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on April 30 and May 1 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. in Palm Beach County. Exception for those who have successfully completed the online hunter education course, attendance on both days is required for certification. If you have completed the online course, print and bring your final Web report to the FWC course on May 1.

Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range. Classes both days are at Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Participants can make reservations at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

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.



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