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Bowhunting education course offered in Broward Co.

News Release

Monday, April 14, 2014

Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a distance-learning bowhunter education course on Thursday April 17 from 1-5 p.m. in Broward County.

Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course on April 17. The report does not have to be notarized.

Students will learn about safe and responsible tree stand usage, big game shot placement and recovery.

The course will provide students with hands-on experience shooting a bow and arrow on the range. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

The class will be held at Fort Lauderdale Archers which is located at 4590 Peters Road in Fort Lauderdale.

Participants can sign up at or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. Links to the online portion of the course and a statewide schedule of bowhunter and hunter safety classes are available at

Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years old 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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