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Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

News Release

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free eight-day hunter safety course May 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23 and 24, in Miami-Dade County. Students must attend all days of the course.

Course hours for the first six sessions are 3:45-5:30 p.m. On May 23 the class is from 3:45-6:30 p.m. and on May 24 from 8-10 a.m.

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 in room 308 at Divine Savior Academy, 10311 NW 58th St. in Doral.

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

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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