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Hunter safety course offered in Escambia Co.

News Release

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

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

The course will be held at W.J. Woodham Middle School, 150 E. Burgess Rd., Pensacola. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. June 12, 14, 19 and 21. The range portion of the class is June 23 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 or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. For more information on this course, call George Warthen at 850-265-3676.

FWC Facts:
In Florida, male black bears typically have home ranges of 50 to 120 square miles; female ranges generally are 10 to 25 square miles.

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