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Hunter safety course in Collier County

News Release

Friday, May 03, 2013

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 561-882-5703

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on May 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and May 12 from 8-10:30 a.m.

Attendance on both days is required for certification. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course on May 11. It 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.

Classes both days are at the North Naples Fire District, 1885 Veterans Park Drive, Naples, FL 34109.

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 are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

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.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised).



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