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Hunter safety courses offered in six counties

News Release

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in six counties (listed below).

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. 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 hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

Internet Completion Course
June 26 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

June 4 (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

June 19 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

June 11 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Palm Beach
June 11 (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Traditional Course
June 24 (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.) & June 25 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) & June 26 (6:30 a.m. – 9 a.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 hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122.

FWC Facts:
It is common for closely related species such as bluegill (bream) and redear sunfish (shellcracker) to hybridize or spawn with each other.

Learn More at AskFWC