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Free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Gadsden Co.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The course will be at the Florida Public Safety Institute, Academy Drive, off U.S. 90 W., 7.8 miles north of the Interstate 10 exit. The institute is between Midway and Quincy, across the highway from Gadsden High School. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in Classroom 120.

Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course. The final report form does not have to be notarized.

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

Successful completion of an approved hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, before they can 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 or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

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