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Bowhunting safety courses offered in Broward, Palm Beach counties

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Media contact: Carol Lyn Parrish, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free bowhunting courses in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

All materials are provided free of charge. However, students are encouraged to bring whatever bowhunting equipment they have. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies bowhunting training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

Palm Beach
March 5 (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

March 12 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

The specific location for these classes will be given to those who register in advance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future bowhunting classes at or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122.

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