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Bowhunting field day for Internet course in Bay Co.

News Release

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sponsoring a bowhunting field day in Bay County on Aug. 24 for serious archers who have taken the online portion of the course.

Instruction is from 8 a.m. to noon at the FWC’s Northwest Regional Office, 3911 Highway 2321 in Panama City.

The purpose of this class is to provide advanced instruction to bowhunters on such topics as the fundamentals of bowhunting, safety, hunting techniques, stalking, trailing and sportsmanship. Even though it is not required in Florida, completion of a bowhunting class is required in at least 14 other states before a person can purchase a bowhunting license.

Participants must have completed the online National Bowhunter Education Foundation course and bring the official NBEF Field Day Qualifying Certificate with them. In addition, participants should dress for hunting and bring their own archery equipment, including bows and arrows (field points or target points), pen or pencil and a packed lunch.

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future bowhunting classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety 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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