Bowhunting course offered at Newberry hunting expo
Monday, August 22, 2011
Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525
Easton Newberry Sports Complex and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) have teamed up to host the first
Easton Foundations Hunting Expo Aug. 27 and 28 at the complex, at
24880 NW 16th Ave. in Newberry.
Participants will have the opportunity to take a bowhunter
education course Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon.
"While this course doesn't satisfy the hunter-education
requirements to purchase a Florida hunting license, it is well
worth taking," said Steve Robbins, FWC Hunter Safety coordinator in
The course is offered in a distance-learning format, where
students complete the first part of the course online, and bring
their qualifier certificate to the four-hour field day to finalize
Participants can expect to learn all aspects of bowhunting,
- History of bowhunting;
- Safe and responsible bowhunting;
- Know your bow and arrow;
- Preparing for the hunt;
- Shot placement and game recovery;
- Use of elevated stands and other techniques;
- Outdoor preparedness.
Participants should bring their own equipment, including bow and
Once students complete the online component, found
at www.bowhunter-ed.com/Florida, they should
register for the course in advance by calling the FWC's North
Central Regional Office at 386-758-0525 or by visiting MyFWC.com/Bowhunt. Students
of all ages may participate.
The expo will feature hunting supply companies, as well as a 3-D
shoot, live radio broadcast and music, special guests, food, games
and activities for all ages. There also will be raffles featuring
two hog hunts and a bow-fishing charter as well as bows donated by
manufacturers Easton, Bear and Mathews. Justin Martin, the star of
Outdoor Life Network's "The Season," will appear both
For more information about this event, please call Amy Patacsil
at 352-472-2388 or email her at email@example.com.