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Hunter safety course offered in Santa Rosa Co.

News Release

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The course is at Avalon Middle School, 5445 King Arthur's Way, in Milton. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30, Sept. 1, 6 and 8 and Sept. 10 from 7 to 10 a.m.

Students who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the Aug. 30 class from 6 to 10 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 7 to 10 a.m.

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

The hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, to 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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