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Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade Co.

News Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 561-882-5703

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on June 22 from 6-10 p.m., June 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 24 from 6:30-8 a.m. Attendance on all days is required for certification.

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 will be at the American Legion Hall, 6445 NE 7th Ave., Miami, FL 33138.

The FWC recommends taking these courses in the spring and summer, as classes in the fall can fill up quickly.

Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 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 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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