FWC offers hunter safety course in Martin Co.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Media contact: Carli Segelson, 561-882-5703
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course in Martin County on March 25 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Attendance is required for certification. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course on March 25. 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.
The class will be at the Martin County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range in Palm City. The range is adjacent to the Martin County landfill on SW 84th Avenue, north of State Road 714. When parking, participants should take care not to block the Sportsman’s Range, which is immediately adjacent to the Sheriff's Range.
Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. A link to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are 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.