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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in October

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in eight counties in October (list follows).

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

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.

The locations and times are:

Bay County
Oct. 28 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT)
Bay County Shooting Range
10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach

Calhoun County
Oct. 14 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)
Calhoun Correctional Institution
19562 SE Institution Drive #1 in Blountstown

Franklin County
Oct. 7 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Training Facility
270 State Road 65 in Eastpoint

Gadsden County
Oct. 7 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)
Talon Range
550 Commerce Blvd. in Midway

Jefferson County
Oct. 21 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT)
Old Fields Plantation
396 Booth Lane in Monticello

Liberty County
Oct. 21 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)
Woodmen of the World Camp
22459 NE Woodmen of the World Road in Hosford

Wakulla County
Oct. 14 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
St. Marks, FL 32355

Washington County
Oct. 14 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT)
Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports
2131 Clayton Road in Chipley

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 Panama City at 850-265-3676.

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