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Hunter safety course offered in Santa Rosa Co.

News Release

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676;
Course information: George Warthen, 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 The Harbor at Holley, 4006 Highway 87 in Navarre. Instruction is from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 8, 9 and 10, and 8-11 a.m. Oct. 13.

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 Hunter Safety coordinator George Warthen at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

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