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Hunter safety course offered in Jefferson Co.

News Release

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The course will be at Jefferson Correctional Institution (JCI), 1050 Big Joe Road in Monticello. Driving directions to the facility are at the Department of Corrections website, JeffersonCI.com. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8, and 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9.

Students who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the Oct. 9 class from 1 to 5 p.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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