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Hunter safety course offered in Santa Rosa Co.

News Release

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The course will be at Avalon Middle School, 5445 King Arthur’s Way, Milton. Instruction is from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 14, 16, 21 and 23 and 7-10 a.m. Aug. 25.

Students who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the Aug. 14 session from 6-10 p.m. and Aug. 25 from 7-10 a.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 Hunter Safety Coordinator George Warthen at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.



FWC Facts:
The FWC operates two freshwater fish hatcheries: the Florida Bass Conservation Center in Sumter County, and the Blackwater Hatchery in Santa Rosa County.

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