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Hunter safety Internet completion course offered in Alachua Co.

News Release

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

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

The course will be at the Cleather Hancock Recreation Center. Instruction will take place Jan. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. The range portion will be Jan. 29, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Fort White Gun Club in Fort White.

Students must complete the Internet course prior to coming to class and should bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course. The final report doesn't have to be notarized.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children under 16 at all times.

The hunter safety course is required for everyone 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 a 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 Lake City at 386-758-0525.



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