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Traditional, online hunter-safety instruction in Palm Beach Co.

News Release

Monday, January 23, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Jan. 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 Jan. 29. It does not have to be notarized.

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 at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412.

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

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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