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Free bowhunter safety course in Miami-Dade

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a bowhunter education course on Saturday, July 12, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Miami-Dade County.

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 at Castellow Hammock Park, 22301 SW 162nd Avenue, Miami. This is southwest of Monkey Jungle.

Participants can sign up at or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of bowhunter and hunter safety classes is 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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