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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in April

News Release

Monday, March 12, 2018

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in six counties in April (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 dates and times are:

April 7 (8 a.m. until complete) Gainesville 

April 14 (8 a.m. to noon) Macclenny and (1 p.m. until complete) Lake City

April 19 (6-9 p.m.) Starke and April 21 (8 a.m. until complete) Graham

April 5 (6-9 p.m.) and April 7 (8:30 a.m. until complete) Lake City 

April 5 (6-9 p.m.) and April 7 (8:30 a.m. until noon) Jacksonville 

April 14 (8 a.m. until complete) Mayo 

The specific locations 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 Lake City at 386-758-0525.

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