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FWC offers hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

News Release

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course June 27-29 in Miami-Dade County. Students must attend all three days of the course.

On June 27, the course runs from 6-10 p.m. On the 28th, it starts at 8 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. The last day starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 8 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 held at Castellow Hammock Park, 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Miami.

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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