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Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in Columbia Co.

News Release

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering two free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Columbia County.

The first class is Aug. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. until completed in Fort White. The second class is scheduled for Aug. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. until complete in Lake City. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

The location for these classes will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional FWC office at 386-758-0525 or going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.



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