Free hunter safety courses to be offered next month


Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 8:42 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 8:42 a.m.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering free, hunter safety Internet completion courses next month.

Under Florida law, a hunter safety course must be successfully completed by anyone born on or after June 1, 1975 who wants to buy a Florida hunting license. Once students finish the Internet portion of the course, they need to participate in an approved completion class session that includes handling and firing weapons.

The completion sessions planned for North Florida include:

Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs, classroom instruction on Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., firing range portion of the class on Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Bradford Sportsman Farm in Graham;

Osceola Shooting Range in Lake City, classroom instruction on Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., firing range portion of the class on Feb. 12 at the same location, from 8:30 a.m. until complete;

Wellborn Community Center in Wellborn, classroom instruction on Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., firing range portion of the class on Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. until complete at the Osceola Shooting Range in Lake City.

Participants must pre-register for the completion sessions. For more information about these classes and others, go to http://myfwc.com/SAFETY/Safety_Hunt_Safety_index.htm or call the wildlife commission's regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.

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