Hunter safety course in Palm Beach Co.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Dec. 14 and 15 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Except for those who have already successfully completed the online portion of the course, attendance on both days is required for certification. Those who have completed the online course only need to attend the second day but must bring the final Web report, which 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 held at the Everglades Youth Camp, J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, 33412.
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 is available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.
To participate in the live-fire exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes.