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Hunter safety course in Glades Co. offers traditional or online instruction

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course July 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Glades County. Except 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 July 9.

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 will be held at the Glades County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range, on Gun Club Road, 3 miles north of U.S. 27 on S.R. 78 in Moore Haven.

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

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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