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Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade Co.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 561-882-5703

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Oct. 19 from 6-10 p.m.; Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Oct. 21 from 6:30-8 a.m. Attendance on all three 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.

The class is at the Dade County Extension Office, 18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead, FL 33030.

Participants can sign up at or by calling the FWC’s South Regional Office at 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at

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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Panthers are carnivores - meaning they eat meat only. A panther's diet includes deer, wild hogs, raccoons, armadillos, rabbits and even small alligators.

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