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Hunter safety course in Collier County

News Release

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on April 5 and 6 in Collier County. It is from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on April 5 and from 8 a.m. to noon on April 6.

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

Students will learn about several topics, including hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibilities before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

The class will be at the Golden Gate Fire Department, Station 71. The address is 100 13th Street SW, Naples.

Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. Links 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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